Monday 6 January 2014

Courses and tuition for 2014

Hi all.
I have updated the Courses and tuition page to cover 2014 on my Blog.
For info on Courses and tuition click on the Courses and tuition heading on the right hand side of Blog.

Courses and tuition.

Courses and tuition 2014
George runs courses from his well equipped workshop in Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset.
Each course is specific to the students needs, enabling each to obtain the required skills to take away and progress within the craft of woodturning.  
Courses while being tailored keep emphasis on the correct use of tools and techniques with this remaining the core foundation of the day.
Whether you are starting out on your first step in woodturning or would like to delve into hollow forms, turning from green wood through to the finished item, or learn texturing, embellishment by adding colour to your work each course can be tailored to suit your individual needs.
Courses for one two or four students arranged on request.
Refreshments, lunch, turning smock, safety equipment and all materials are included for use during the course.
Courses for four students will be run by George Foweraker and Mark Sanger
Please contact George on 01278 782074 or Email  g.foweraker@sky.com

Finishing, texturing and coloring days

Following on from our popular Finishing ,texturing and coloring courses of previous years Mark Raby and myself will be doing a one day course on Wednesday the 9th April 2014
Most of you will know Mark or will have seen one of his Demo's.
As you will know Mark used to demonstrate coloring and finishing for Chestnut products but now works freelance.
In my opinion Mark Raby is probably the the most knowledgeable person in the country on finishing and coloring techniques.
Because Mark is now freelance he is able to demonstrate and sell any products on the market.
The course will introduce turners to the many possibilities that Texturing ,finishing and coloring has to offer.
The cost is £50  00 per day and the numbers will be limited.
Local accommodation can be arranged at a reasonable price.
There are two places left on this course but I do not expect them to be about for long .
If you wish to be included please ring 01278 782074 or Email g.foweraker@sky.com

Texturing to include
Arbortech .
Texturing and spiraling
Decorating Elf.
Power carver.
And various other systems.

Finishing and colouring.
Finishing inc Finish selection.
Natural wood finishing inc oils and wax's.
Spirit stains and Staining techniques.
Liming and Guilt treatments.
Exploring the creative possibilities of the Jo Sonja range
Antique finishing.

Two day Hollow Form Masterclass's.
Mark Sanger and myself will be holding two Hollow Form Master classes in 2014 to include the following subject;

  • Selecting unseasoned and seasoned wood for hollowing
  • Wood orientation for different forms
  • The tools needed for both work holding and hollowing with most of the main hollowing tools on the market available for using during the course, or you can bring your own.Hollowing process taking into account direction of grain and wood type considering which tools are most suitable.
  • Form
  • Design
  • Finishes
Course dates
These are two day courses
March 6th and 7th 2014 This course is fully booked
June 27th and 28th 2014 Spaces available on this course

One day Roly Munro Hollow form Masterclass.
On Friday the 8th of August 2014 Roly Munro and myself will be holding a Hollow Form masterclass.
This course is fully booked
Natural edge and thin walled course.
Mark Sanger and myself are holding a Natural edge-thin walled two day course on
7th and 8th October 2014.
Coursework will include.
  • Safety considerations when turning natural edge projects
  • The selection of wood for end grain and cross grain projects.
  • Workholding and wood technology for seasoning to achieve the best results.
  • Selection of tools and benefits of for the projects.
  • Safe finishing methods.
  • Selecting and applying appropriate finishes
This course is fully booked.
A couple of pics from last years courses