Thursday 25 August 2011

A day with Mark Sanger

Spent the day with Mark Sanger today playing and exploring possibility's.
But mostly drinking coffee and nattering .
Quality time and a chance to relax.

Wednesday 24 August 2011

Kerry's first bowl.

Today I the latest member of our woodturning club kerry came to me for some tuition.
Kerry made a lovely bowl as the following pics show.
Very well done Kerry.

Tuesday 16 August 2011

Marilyn Campbell and George Foweraker Piece

At my recent visit to the AWGB Seminar I attended a demonstration by Marilyn Campbell.
A lot of Marilyn's work is a combination of different coloured woods bonded together with epoxy to create the most beautifully pieces.
In her demo Marilyn made some blanks ready for turning and two of these were given for the evening auction.
I was lucky enough to win one of these and the following pics will show you what I made out of it.
It is a very simple dish so as to show off Marilyn's work not my turning.
When I made this piece I was very nervous as I knew I only had one go at it as I will never get another one.

Monday 15 August 2011

The Gallery at the AWGB Seminar.

I have just returned from the AWGB Seminar at Loughborouge University.
Two hundred woodturners all in one place for three days I expect you can guess what the conversation was about.
Below are some pictures I took of the work that was displayed.
The quality of the work was absolutely stunning and what really surprised me was the amount of coloured and textured work on display

This is the Platter by Paul Hannaby that won best of the show a really beautifully piece