Thursday, 26 January 2012

More pics from our woodworking weekend in Wales

These pics were taken by Lisa Raby.
As you know Mark Raby and myself were working on this weekend.Not forgetting to mention Lisa Marks wife who was serving and doing pyrography and my wife Sue who was serving.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Woodworking weekend in Wales

Last weekend I spent the whole weekend demonstrating on Mark Raby's stand and did a demonstration in the demo room.It was an absolutely great weekend but very tiring.It is surprising how being on your feet and entertaining lots of people for two days can wear you out.Throughout the days apart from my solo spot in the demo room I was showing people how to do texturing gilding and colouring.The emphasis was on the Jo Songa's Iridescent paints .My solo spot in the demo room seemed to go down well every seat was taken and a lot were stood up and even crowded in the doorway about 60 watching. I think my being there and demonstrating must have made a big difference as Mark's sales doubled from last year.not bad in these tight times.My Wife Sue helped Lisa and Mark serving the customers and throughly enjoyed herself.
As some of you will know my Wife Sue and I have our holidays in West Wales as we find the people there so warm and welcoming and this weekend was no exception .The laughs and fun we had was unbelievable and good sales as well what more could you ask for.
We are going back on the 18Th and 19Th of August to participate in the Welsh festival of the tree weekend.I am really looking forward to that.This will be at the same venue The Botanic Gardens of Wales near Comarthen West Wales.

Here some pics from the weekend.
There will be more to follow when Lisa Emails them to me.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Woodcraft Weekend Wales.

Next weekend I will be demonstrating in south Wales at the Woodcraft Weekend.Click on link for more info.Link hereThis is a two day event near Carmarthen in West Wales.
This is a very big event with a lot of tool and machine suppliers and a lot of well known demonstrators.
If any of you see me please introduce yourselves it is always good to put a face to a name.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

First frost of the year.

We have been very lucky here in Somerset this is our first frost of the year.Last year this time we had deep snow.I am not too bothered how cold it is as I will be in all day catching up with paper work.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012


One of the Camellia's in our garden is out in full bloom it must think spring is here.
Isn't nature wonderful the beautiful colours in this flower would be hard to reproduce.

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Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Things happening.

Been busy as usual.Yesterday I had a few hours with Mark Sanger taking pics of some work I have submitted for an exhibition and a lot of time nattering.It is nice to get away from my workshop for a change of company.The trouble is with having a workshop at home I spend too much time in it.Tonight I have 4 members of our local Woodturning club coming round for a hands on evening.Tomorrow night I have a meeting in Langport at the Somerset Art Works office.I have some ideas rolling round in my head mostly to do with colouring and texturing.
I have plans to make some more wall hangings in different shapes and colours.Keep an eye open on this Blog to see how they all turn out.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Completed Wall plaques

These wall plaques are the ones I was working on a couple of posts back

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Seven new Wall hangings.

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42" x 15"
42" x15"
30" x 11"
42" x 15"
38" x 9"
42" x 15"
42" x 15"