Enter Paul Ryle’s workshop and suddenly you are transported back centuries to a slower-paced time, of muscle powered tools and the ethos that anything worth doing is worth doing well. Welcome to the world of the woodsmith.
Franklin D Roosevelt once said that “happiness lied in the joy of achievements and the thrill of creative effort”. It’s a line that Paul likes to quote when asked about his passion.
With a head for science, Paul was destined to enter medicine but his heart was for the stuff that grew from the ground. In fact, at the early age of 10, Paul was already trying his hand at crafting a guitar. It was the start of a love that would endure to this day.