Thursday 30 June 2016

Apples and pears

On Tuesday night my Brother Chris Link here did a Demonstration in our local woodturning club Link here He stayed over night and yesterday morning we had a few hours and made some Apples and Pears.

Sunday 26 June 2016

Green textured and coloured Oak Bowl

The last one I made was Red and it was suggested that green would be worth a try so this is it.
14" x 2"

Wednesday 22 June 2016

Tuesday 21 June 2016

Monday 20 June 2016

Another Scorched Oak Bowl

This Oak bowl is 13" x  2" finished with Chestnut lacquer
This Bowl took me less than an hour to complete

Scorched Oak Bowl

This Bowl is turned from Oak scorched and finished with satin lacquer approx. 13" x 2"

Sunday 19 June 2016

Spalted Beech Bowl

This Bowl is 16" x 3" finished with Chestnut hard wax oil.
This bowl is part payment to a local farmer that I bought a load of Spalted Beech from.

Saturday 18 June 2016

Oak Blanks

My Brother Chris and I have cut up some very nice Oak into bowl blanks from 18" down to 8" and there is still enough to cut up a load of fruit blanks.

Forty four Bowl blanks in total

Tuesday 7 June 2016

Somerset Stories

From this Friday http://somersetcrafts.com/ are having an exhibition called Somerset Stories and all Members have the opportunity to take part.
I had no idea what I could do to take part so I did some research on the internet and came up with some information about The Glastonbury Bowl an Artefact made of bronze that was dug up  when exploring the Iron age Glastonbury village.
As I do not work in bronze I have made my interpretation in wood with orange  Acrylic studs.
The bowl is turned from local Oak ebonised with a vinegar and wire wool mixture.
The base is Oak scorched wire brushed and burnished with a local stone to give some contrast.
This is a picture of the real thing and below is mine.
Wikipedia has a lot of info just look for Glastonbury bowl

Monday 6 June 2016

On a bit of a run with coloured Bowls

I taking advantage of a quiet spell of teaching and making some coloured Sycamore bowls for stock.
Once I get going on these bowls I enjoy it and make loads.
These were roughed out 4 years ago and they are nice and dry I have a load more ready to finish.

Saturday 4 June 2016

Things dont always work out

 I have not done this for years must be tired.

Everything was finished and I was just removing the foot but never mind.  

Playing catch up

Just lately I have been doing so much teaching that I have not really had a lot of time to make stuff.
In September we have Art weeks and although it is a long way of it is surprising how it will creep up on me. I have a quiet spell on the teaching so I am going to play catch up and make some new work.
Here are some bowls I have just made they are about 12" x 2 1/2" turned from Sycamore coloured with Jo Sonjas paints and lacquered.
Tomorrow I will be demonstrating at http://somersetcrafts.com/ and I will be making more of these bowls.