Friday, 23 June 2017

John from Gloucester

John my student today has had about a years Woodturning experiance and wanted to brush up on his bowl turning and to do some colouring.
We had a very pleasant day and John turned a beutiful Beech Bowl with a textured and coloured wide rim.
Thank you for a good day John I enjoyed your company you made it an easy day for me.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

More Wood and Glass

This Wall plaque is 13" x 3/4" Beech and Glass Frit.
I see a leafy Shrub in the foreground and a Beach with cloudy sky

Friday, 16 June 2017

Last student of the Week

That is it for another week a busy day with Ian.
Ian my Student today has completed a furniture making course with the local College and a woodturning course with a pro turner about seven years ago and he wanted to have a day brushing up on Bowl turning.
He was more concerned with improving his tooling than making a finished piece but as you can see we managed both and Ian made a very nice Beech bowl with an undercut and coloured rim.
Well done Ian I look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Teaching a Teacher

Andy my Student today is a Head Teacher and sometimes Teachers can be difficult to teach but Andy was dead easy and good company with a great sense of humour.
Andy has restored several houses and a narrow boat so is quite useful at DIY so wood turning came quite easy to him.
As Andy is a Teacher I asked him to give me some feedback on our day together and basically if he can point out any  improvements to the way I teach it would be very helpful.
Feedback is something I always encourage as I am always open to improvement.
I look forward to Andy's feedback
Very well done Andy that is a lovely Beech bowl

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Another Wood and Glass Sculpture

This is another Wood and Glass Sculpture this time it is made from Idigbo one Mtr high

Saturday, 3 June 2017

An easy day with Ed

Ed my Student today was here for a days tuition because his Mates clubbed together to buy him a thirtieth Birthday present.
Ed was very good company and very easy to teach so I had a very nice relaxed day. Ed's Wife Samantha is expecting their first baby in August so this bowl will be a nice present for her as the rim is coloured turquoise her favourite colour.
Thank you Ed for making my day very enjoyable that is a great bowl you turned.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

No turning in this one

Recently there was a thread the AWGB Forum about filling cracks and crevices. Pete Moncrief Jury used glass Frit and it started me thinking about other ways of using Frit so I asked Pete where he got it from and a few pointers how to use it.
In his reply to me he said I expect you will do something fancier than me so I took this as a bit of a challenge LOL.
This piece is 3' x 6" x 3" made from Beech
There is no turning in this but I think it is worth a look.
This piece is three feet high and six inches by three inches made from Beech.