Thursday, 17 March 2016


Today James was with me  a Christmas present from his wife Catharine.
Most of the time I speak to potential Students prior to their coming here to access their experience or lack of it so that I can plan the day to make sure they get as much as possible from it.
When James arrived this morning I had no Idea what experience he had or if he had any at all. Well it tuned out he had about 3 years experience and a day and a half of tuition with another Professional turner.
When I asked him what he wanted to do for the day he said he wanted to learn as much as he could possibly Texturing and colouring or Hollow form turning.
We settled for Texturing and colouring and make sure he had not picked up bad habits.
We quickly ironed out a few bad habits  and then produced the bottom of a wide rimmed bowl .
After turning the bowl  James created a wide rim and prepared it for texturing and colouring as the following pics will show.
We got through a lot today and as you can see it was well worth it very well done James

Sanding the rim ready for texturing

 Carving a texture
 Texture scorched and coloured
 Texture and colour removed to try something else
 Carved coloured and textured again using spirit stains
 Some of the surface sanded of to create a more subtle effect
 Carving removed and another texturing and colouring exercise
 Removing Texture and colour for final effect
 James beading rim ready to scorch and add Verdigris wax
 Rubbing in the Verdigris wax
 Removing the bowl centre
 Centre removed and sanded
 Bowl reversed and james is removing the spigot
 All done and a photo opportunity.

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