Saturday, 22 October 2016

Well done Steve

Steve has been here for two days Tuition on Bowl turning and has got on very well as these two Bowls show. The Steve was great company and a pleasure to teach.
 The one on the right as you look at the picture is Macrocarpa and the other one is Spalted Beech.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Phill yesterdays Student

Yesterday my Student was Phill from Cardiff who has been turning for a while and wants to advance his turning from small bowls to larger work .
Phill was very easy to teach and did not need a lot of watching over which makes life easy for me.
As you can see some texturing and colouring was added to the rim of this lovely Beech bowl.
Well done Phill you were great company and a pleasure to teach I sure you will make a first class turner and I look forward to seeing you in the future

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Yesterday's Student John

John has been turning for a while on an old lathe he was given by a friend but it only had a swing of 6 inches over the bed so he has been restricted to spindle turning and very small Bowls.
John wants to do some bigger Bowl turning so he came here for a days tuition before maybe investing in a larger Lathe. I think I have convinced him to buy an Axminster Hobby Lathe with variable speed as the 12 inch swing over the bed will make a big difference to Johns capability.
If john does upgrade as I think he should, he will make a very good Bowl turner
This a very nice Beech Bowl John turned yesterday

Thursday, 6 October 2016

A pleasant days Teaching

I really could have done without Teaching today as I have just had two weeks open studio's and I am absolutely drained
The day was made easy by the good company of Mike and Richard.
Mike has been turning for a while and needed to polish up his tooling.
Richard has not done any turning but has a natural ability and should take it further.
We had a great day lots of fun and both turned very high quality Beech Bowls.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

A Batch of apples and Pears

With Art weeks coming up soon I am making some small stuff that should sell well .
yesterday I made a batch of Apples and Pears

Saturday, 20 August 2016

New Gallery

I have spent a lot of time in the last three weeks creating a new Gallery to show of and sell my work .Still a bit to do but it is coming along nicely.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Johns Birthday present

Johns Wife Theresa (likes to be called Terri) treated John to a days woodturning tuition for his birthday.
John turned a very respectable beech bowl with a rim in Autumn colours because that Terri's  favourite colours.
John has got an old lathe and some own tools but I think after using my modern equipment he will upgrading shortly
Very well done John you are well on the way to making a very good woodturner.