Thursday 18 October 2012

Two very rewarding days

I have spent yesterday and today with two students that booked in with me this time last year.
I did not know anything about them so it is always with a bit of apprehension that you wait for the knock on the door as you never know what they will be like.When the knock on the door came I was pleased to see the two very smiley faces of John and Viv.
John is an accomplished woodturner and wanted to spend most of his time doing texturing and colouring.
Viv has been woodturning for some time and wanted to brush up on her tooling and gain a bit more confidence.
Both John and Viv were easy to teach but both had different expectations.This makes life just a little bit difficult as your are teaching two completely different criteria
Things went really well and both John and Viv said at the end of the two day course that they had achieved their objectives.Although both had previous tutoring from several Pro turners they said that I was the best they had been with which obviously made me very proud.
They must have enjoyed it because they have booked up for a two day hollowing course next October with myself and mark Sanger.
Thank you John and Viv for being great students and making my job easy for the last two days I look forward to seeing you both next year.

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Wednesday 10 October 2012

Another satisfied customer

Phillip has just had two days with me on bowl turning.
Phillip spent the first day learning about bowl turning and wanted to do the same on the second day to reinforce what he had learned the day before.
This is a bit unusual as most students want to do bowl turning on the first day and between centres on the second day.As Phillip is a complete novice it is probably sensible to concentrate one one thing at a time before moving on to the next stage.Hopefully in the future Phillip will come back for extra tuition when he feels he has mastered bowl turning.
Phillip completed these two bowls and we also  did a lot of texturing and colouring to show him some of the options to compliment a bowl.
Well done Phillip it was a great two two days you were a good student and good company.