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Olive in Mid May

Olive in Mid May


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


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May in Covas

May in Covas


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


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But it has a hole in it!

But it has a hole in it!


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


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The start

The start


At last I have been able to start to make shavings - it has been a very long time coming as I last had a workshop while living in Maputo, Mozambique. Now at last, I have my very own workshop here in Portugal. ...Continue Reading


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