Sunday, 19 January 2020

Andy and Ricky

Yesterday my Students were Andy and Ricky
Andy was here as a Birthday present from his Wife Miriam .
Ricky is a new Member of our http://www.burnham-on-sea-wtc.co.uk/ Club.
Andy has had no experience but is looking to take up a new hobby and Rick has been turning for a few Months.
They were given a choice of Sycamore or Ash Andy chose Ash and Ricky chose Sycamore.
They both did very well and were good company making for a enjoyable day. and

Monday, 13 January 2020

Cutting up Sycamore and Beech

Yesterday I cut up some Sycamore and Beech Woodturning Bowl Blanks some for stock and some for teaching.
The Beech is the nicest i have ever seen absolutely stunning figuring.
The pictures dont actually do them justice they are much nicer in real life

Saturday, 11 January 2020

Roger and Phil

My Students today were Father and Son Roger and Phil who both live locally so hopefully two new Members for our Burnham on Sea Woodturning Club.
We had a very enjoyable day great company easy to teach and they both went away with beautiful Ash Bowls

Rogers Bowl has a scorched and colored rim and Phil's has a Concave rim .

Saturday, 4 January 2020

First Students of 2020

Friends Jax and Sarah are my first students of the new year.
I have lost count of how many times Jax has been here and very often she brings a friend which is nice.
Jax has made lots of Bowls and gives them all away to friends so today she wanted to make two bowls for friends in London They were quite big Bowls so she had to have a bit of help with the second one but she did well.
First time for Sarah but she will be coming back soon which does not surprise me she took to it like like a Duck to water.
Very well done Ladies a fun and productive day

Monday, 16 December 2019

Stock for Devon Guild of Craftsmen

Just finished 6 colored Bowls stock for the Devon guild of Craftsmen.
These are all Sycamore approx thirteen inches wide

I have just started another six to keep my replacement stock up for the Gallery's I supply

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Gilding with Adam Cornish

Yesterday I spent the Afternoon with Adam Cornish having a taster session on gilding
In the new year Adam will be doing a Masterclass on gilding and how Gilding techniques can enhance woodturned pieces.This will be a class for a limited amount of Students as there is quite a bit to take in and the course will involve Gilding of Gold and other Metals.
Here are two small Silver Birch Burr Bowls that I Gilded yesterday

 This Bowl is Gilded with mixed leaf
 This Bowl is Gilded with copper

Saturday, 7 December 2019

Paul and Jax

Today my Students were Paul and Jax although they are both regular Students they have never been here together before.
I like to teach two Students at a time if possible as I actually find it goes a lot smoother than one to one no so intense and you can end up having a lot of fun and today was one of those days.
Paul and Jax worked well together and turned out some really nice work as you can see from the picture