Monday, 16 January 2017


This is not because I am a bad photographer it is because Doug did not want his face shown.
He is probably wanted by an ex wife or something LOL.
Doug was my student today and I thought it was worth showing the bowl he made even if I cant show his ugly old mug.
We had a great day lots of fun and lots of serious work .
Doug will be taking up turning in the near future so hopefully I will see him again shortly.
Doug was another one who took to turning like a duck to water which is great for me as it means I don't have to work so hard.
Very well done Doug I hope Lisa is pleased with her Bowl.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Todays Student Peter

I met  Peter my Student late last year at an Art fair I was attending and he obviously fancied having a go at woodturning .
He is unsure whether he should take up turning as a hobby but I think he should as he took to it very quickly .
Peter turned a very respectable Beech bowl that is a present for his Wife Jackie I am sure she will be very pleased with it.
Very well done Peter I look forward to seeing you some time in the future.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

A day with Mike

Mike's wife Sue treated Mike to a days Woodturning tuition as a Christmas present because he has been considering taking up turning as a hobby for quite some time.
Mike took to turning very quickly and is a natural,in time I think he will make a very good Woodturner.
Mike turned a great 11" bowl out of Beech with very little help from me very well done Mike.

Friday, 6 January 2017

Felicity and Dan

Felicity and Dan are my first Students of 2017.
A lovely couple great fun company and a pleasure to be with and as you can see from the following pic quick learners.
Felicity and Dan turned very good bowls approx. 11" x 3" from two nice Beech blanks.
Well done both of you and thank you for being so easy to teach and being great company.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Draycott Art Fair.

I do not do Craft fairs but as this was an Art fair I thought I would have a go and I am pleased I did it was a good day plenty of sales and met a lot of nice people.
This Picture has been taken from a local paper.

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Teaching wood.

I have nearly run out of wood for teaching so my Brother Chris and I picked up a van load between us yesterday .
We brought mine back to my Workshop and cut it all up.
It is beautiful Beech so my Students will be well pleased with it.
It is very important to me that my Students get best quality wood and make themselves something beautiful to take home.
 Some nice firewood  to keep my Granddaughter Ali Warm

Monday, 14 November 2016

Birthday treat for Ian

My Student today was Ian who was here as a Birthday present from his Son and Daughters.
Good company and easy to teach that is my kind of Student.
We had a great day and Ian turned a very nice Beech Bowl.
very well done Ian.