Paula Nolan is a self-taught wood-turner who has learnt everything she knows from books or magazines and the hard school of trial and error. She is not restricted by the conventions of her craft, and customers seeing her work for the first time may feel that the term "wood-turning" is somewhat inadequate. She makes work that is so imaginative and innovative that it is not immediately recognizable as the product of a lathe. Hollow forms abound, some of them oval or elongated in shape, some assembled from more than one piece and joined by perfectly-fitting rings. Other work is decorated with hot irons or the chisel, and several different timbers can be blended into one object.