Mike Fitz, has lived in Hertfordshire all his life, is married to Heather, has two daughters and two grandchildren.
He has been working with wood for more than 50 years and developed his vast knowledge of wood and machinery doing a 7 year apprenticeship in cabinet making.
It was during this time that he took up wood turning as a hobby and enjoyed the creative aspect so much he decided to make it his career. His work was soon selling in London Galleries and stores including Liberty’s, Harrods, Aspreys & Garrads and later being exported throughout the world.
Early on in Mike’s career he was commissioned by Halcyon Days Enamels of London, to make 500 Silver Jubilee English walnut boxes, 12 of which were taken by her Majesty the Queen on her Commonwealth tour to give to the heads of state, this was truly an honour. Halcyon Days went on to commission him for many years to make in all, some 12,000 boxes, including needlework and musical boxes.
Mike’s work includes turning exotic bowls, fruit boxes, hour glasses, pocket watch stands etc. and he has exhibited in galleries across the UK and in Europe. His work has been sort after by International store buyers and prestigious gift catalogue buyers.
Mike’s work is collected internationally and is continually referred to as ‘Tomorrows antiques’
More recently Mike has been turning the trophy bases for the Ryder Cup and many more prestigious events.
More of Mike's work can be seen at