Ron Coles















Wood Turner, Ron Coles, was born in Kiama, New South Wales in 1939. After many years as a market gardener, Ron began wood turning in 1989 to follow a passion held with wood since his childhood.

Ron and Anne now reside in Dorrigo, northern New South Wales.

The sometimes harsh conditions that Australian timbers endure create vibrant colours and fascinating shapes which dictate the form of the turned or carved piece, thus enabling the collector to appreciate and preserve part of our Australian heritage.   Ron works with timbers from most areas of Australia but burls from Western Australia and New South Wales are his preferred choice.   These burls are an unnatural growth on the trunk or root of a tree and are very highly prized by Turners.

Ron’s work is represented in galleries throughout New South Wales and Victoria, with pieces being purchased by collectors from around the world as well as within Australia.