I have spent a few days turning some small pieces of old olive wood and what a treat - it turns so well and these pieces are wonderfully marked. As well as the wood being very pretty, the pieces are cracked and wormy, which for me makes them even more interesting. Here are a couple and there will be many more to come over the next few days. Some beautiful olive - turned into bowls (all ≈ 9 cms wide x 8 cms high) The same olive bowls - from above My friends Eunice and Mark at Yavanna have just told me that they ...Continue Reading
What a wonderful month. I honestly don’t think I can remember a spring like this anywhere. It started in February when we had days when the temperature went up into the twenties and now we have had almost unbroken spring-like weather since then. Yes, too little rain and that his always a worry with the global warming trend, but we have done okay and the garden looks very good. Wonderful colour in this apple wood - but I fear it may split very badly It has been difficult to spend time indoors and although the doors have been wide open in the ...Continue Reading
A small (9 cm x w 9 cm) bowl turned from a piece of Jacaranda from South Africa with beautiful "imperfections"The other day there was a visitor to the gallery who was shocked to pick up one of my bowls and find that there was a hole in the side of the bowl. I tried to explain that my personal interest was turning strange pieces of wood - wood that is particularly full of character. “But things would fall out of it!” Was the response - and of course, who could argue with that.Personally I feel that turning a piece ...Continue Reading
The exhibition - Within and Without
Wednesday 18 October, 2017
A special delivery this afternoon
Wednesday 16 March, 2016
Sanding Sealer and Friction Polish
Thursday 10 March, 2016
It has been a while – but I am back in the workshop!
Thursday 25 February, 2016
Wooden cutting boards versus plastic - An old argument!
Tuesday 10 April, 2012