Wednesday, 16 May 2012

You are never too old to learn.

Hi all.

Yesterday and today I have been teaching an 84 years young gentleman.Alan has been turning on and off for quite a few years but felt he needed to polish up his turning skills.
We started off with the usual safety briefing and then moved on to coves and beads .Alan quickly got bored making coves and beads and I think at 84 he is entitled to do whatever pleases him.What he really wanted to do was sharpen up his tooling skills and then make a couple of bowls. Alan had never done any colouring and texturing work but was keen to experiment.At the end of our two days Alan produced one lovely Ash bowl that was left plain and one that was coloured and textured.Although we went through a lot of texturing and colouring techniques Alan decided the one he liked best was beaded scorched coloured and lacquered as you can see in the pic below.

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  1. Looks as if you had a very happy student who has gone home with two lovely bowls. Well done!

  2. Your student, Alan,is an inspiration, and your blog is always fresh and interesting.

  3. Hi Sue and Ian Thank you for commenting.All comments are very much appreciated