Saturday, 25 May 2019

Teaching today

My Students today were Nigel and Brenda a lovely couple from Coventry.
Today was a present for Brenda from Nigel although he could not remember which it was either Christmas or birthday.
We had a very nice day they were very easy company and quick learners.
They turned two lovely Sycamore Bowls Nigel's was plain wood with a concave rim and Brenda's was coloured with Acrylic paint.
Very well done both of you.

1 comment:

  1. Our great day with George started 6 months earlier when Brenda, my wife picked up a chisel for the first time and tried carving at a Maori settlement in New Zealand. Building on the rewarding sense of working with wood, I booked us in with George for a day's wood turning tuition as her Christmas Present in 2018. Total novices to wood turning, we arrived in Burnham on Sea on a sunny bank holiday Saturday to spend the day acquiring some new skills. George is an accomplished teacher, generous with his praise and passionate about his subject. You learn about woods, grains, tools and lathes and importantly progress at your own pace - with George helping and keeping a watchful eye on progress. We finished with 2 very different bowls turned in Sycamore, one a traditional bowl emphasising the natural grain and features of the wood, the other a shallow bowl with a lacquered paint finish. Both are a good size and now on display in our house. Throughout the day, Sue, Georges partner kept us refreshed with drinks and lunch, all taken away from lathes in their beautiful and mature garden. The experience was good value for money and great fun. We will be coming back to try our hands at turning again.