During the pandemic I have kept myself busy by setting up the equipment that will allow me to livestream from the workshop. This means that I am now able to conduct live demonstrations to audiences all over the world from the familiar surroundings of my workshop, so no more long dark nights on the road getting home in the small hours after demonstrating at a club or event hundreds of miles away from home. Instead I can cast off the worries that I may have forgotten to pack that all important chisel or piece of wood because I know that in my workshop I have everything I need to make a successful demonstration. And it is a double edged sword too, because my audiences can now watch me from the comfort of their own arm chair at home.
So if you would like to organise a live stream demonstration from my workshop please get in touch or leave a message.
During the Covid-19 lockdown I am still taking orders for work. If you need me to come and measure up I can but obviously we need to do this whilst taking sensible social distancing measures. I can take payments via credit cards or through Bac’s transfer.
Depending on the work you require it may take me a little bit longer to source materials. On completion of your job I can arrange to deliver the finished item/s to you again observing social distancing. If there is something special that you require just let me know, I am happy to discuss your requirements on the phone, by email or one of the video conferencing app
I am a qualified adult educator and I now run woodturning courses in my workshop. The tuition encompasses all aspects of turning from beginners to the more experienced turner who wishes to learn different techniques. I also teach thread chasing which is the art of cutting a thread in wood whilst the wood is rotating, not to be confused with just tapping a thread. I also work with pewter and bone and courses can be tailored to suit your needs. Book for a full day (with lunch included) a half day or just an hour or two. Bring your own tools and I will show you how to sharpen them. I am happy for you to contact me and discuss your woodturning needs.
These are two pieces that I have made to take with me to the Irish Woodturners Guild seminar in October. The one on the left is made from Maple, Wenge , African Blackwood and Jarrah Burr.
The one on the right is made from Maple and Purple heart. Both of these pieces will be available for purchase
in Wiltshire Crafts of Lacock shop from 17th October 2017. Each is approx. 8 inches tall.
I am pleased to say that last year at the Annual General Meeting of the Register of Professional Turners, which is supported by the Worshipful Company of Turners of London, I became the third ever Chairman of the RPT. This is a great honour for me and now nearly one year on I am looking forward to hosting my first AGM as Chairman.