Thursday 18 December 2014

My last Students for 2014

That's it for 2014 my last Students Jim and Chris.
Jim and Chris had both done a very small amount of turning before comming here and wanted improve on their turning.
They were a lot of fun we had a good day and they both went away a lot wiser and with very nice Spalted Beech Bowls.
Well done lads it was a lot of fun.
I am now looking forward to a well earned two weeks rest.

Monday 15 December 2014

Birthday presant for laurence

Laurence's family all got together to by him a fiftieth Birthday present.
Laurence is a professional classical singer so this was something completely different for him.
I think he did really well and has a nice bowl to show for his day here.

Wednesday 10 December 2014

There is still time

There is still time to get one of my Gift vouchers before Christmas.
The ideal gift for a friend or loved one.
The cost is £120  00 for a days one to one tuition inc lunch.
Email me at g.foweraker@sky.com

Every student takes away a beautiful bowl made by themselves

Sunday 7 December 2014

My latest toy

Husqvarna 272X and mill fitted with 24" bar and ripping chain .
It is capable of taking a 36" bar for ripping but this is enough for what I want.

All I need now is some interesting trees to cut up
A mate of mine who is a tree surgeon Giles is cutting down a Walnut tree soon and I will be trying this out.

Friday 5 December 2014

Two productive days with Wolfgang

Wolfgang has had two days with me concentrating on refining his tooling at at the same time doing some coloring and texturing.
Two of the three bowls he created are Macrocarpa and the other is Sycamore.
Two days of hard work and good humored banter with good results what more could you ask for.
Here are a few pictures taken yesterday and today.

Monday 1 December 2014

Very busy teaching

I have decided to give up Club Demo's and concentrate on what I enjoy most ,Teaching.
All of my slots for this month are now fully booked and most of January next year
My gift vouchers are proving popular as Christmas gifts and one for an eighteenth birthday present
If bookings carry on like this I think next year is going to be another busy year I have kept my tuition charges the same for about five years and they are at a level I am happy with so why be greedy.
When I look at what some turners want for tuition and what some company's are charging I think I give good value.
It is not too late to buy my Gift vouchers for a days one to one or two to one tuition just Email me and I will sort it out.
The only thing I do insist on if it is two to one is that both students are at the same or similar level of experience