Sunday 27 November 2016

Draycott Art Fair.

I do not do Craft fairs but as this was an Art fair I thought I would have a go and I am pleased I did it was a good day plenty of sales and met a lot of nice people.
This Picture has been taken from a local paper.

Saturday 19 November 2016

Teaching wood.

I have nearly run out of wood for teaching so my Brother Chris and I picked up a van load between us yesterday .
We brought mine back to my Workshop and cut it all up.
It is beautiful Beech so my Students will be well pleased with it.
It is very important to me that my Students get best quality wood and make themselves something beautiful to take home.
 Some nice firewood  to keep my Granddaughter Ali Warm

Monday 14 November 2016

Birthday treat for Ian

My Student today was Ian who was here as a Birthday present from his Son and Daughters.
Good company and easy to teach that is my kind of Student.
We had a great day and Ian turned a very nice Beech Bowl.
very well done Ian.

Saturday 12 November 2016

Martin and Andy.

I am on a roll Students that are easy to teach and that makes for an easy life for me.
Martin and his Son Andy were with me today for some woodturning Tuition and I hope they enjoyed it as much as I did they were great company.
Both took to turning very quickly and as you can see they turned a couple of very respectable Beech Bowls.
Very well done both of you.

Thursday 10 November 2016

Graham and Alice

Todays Students Graham and Alice.
What a lovely couple and great company made for an enjoyable day.
Graham and Alice come from Bedford and were her for a days Woodturning experience. Originally it was only going to be Graham and Alice decided to join him at the last minute and I am pleased she did because it made for a great day lots of laughs and some good turning.
Graham turned a very nice Beech bowl and Alice turned a beautiful Sycamore bowl with a textured and coloured rim.
Very well done both of you.

Friday 4 November 2016

Paul's coloured Bowl

This is the third time has been here for tuition and he has shown a lot of improvement. He really has a feel for the wood you only have to watch him work to see that he will make a great woodturner in time. As he works every cut is carried out with care which in my opinion is the only way to improve. I think you have to have a bit of the Tree hugger in you want to really succeed and create exceptional work. Too many would be Turners just hack away at the wood without actually having any feeling for the piece the are creating.
Very well done Paul I enjoyed today and look forward to seeing you some time in the future.