David J Gillard
New Zealand Artist in 
WoodArt/Fine Woodworking 


David Gillard
New Zealand Wood Worker

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The Boss of the Pacific


This pepper mill has a beautiful Pacific Design of a endless crashing wave on a perfect beach in the Pacific that wraps around the bottom half.

I wanted to create something very different then all the grinding mills on the market. A grinder that takes centre stage on the dinner table and is a real conversational piece.

The design has been burnt in to the timber which makes the the surface tactile and I have applied artist quality paints also I put a nice detailed pattern on the top to also create interest. Finally I finished it with a food safe clear coat to lock it in and make it last. 

To see small video on the design go to link below.


Grinding mechanism  Crushgrind

Timber  Rimu


Height 390mm

Width 65mm


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