Henry Pamula’s passion for wood he attributes to his own craft teachers. They taught him basic skills, and above all they passed on their love of working with wood.His working career began by training as a craft teacher himself. He then began his teaching career in 1973 and ended it thirty-three years later.
Throughout his teaching career he acquired many skills, mostly self-taught, some of which he uses in his new pastime.He was first exposed to woodturning and carving at teachers college but he did not fully immerse himself into it until after he retired.
The focus of his work has changed over time from predominantly woodturning to wood art turning that may include sculpture, carving, wood piercing and painting in his woodturnings.