Recent events

July 7th 2018. Competition of Natural Edge Vases. Again a satisfactory number of entries for this competition.

  Advanced Intermediate Beginners
All entries
Classes
Places (1, 2, 3) Peter B (978), Colin P (976), Colin P (977) Tracy G (3), Carol B (1), Paul M (2) Dave H-2 (44), Richard W (43), Colin F (42)

Well done to those who took part. Thanks to Dave H for the pictures and results.


May 19th 2018. Competition of an off-centre bowl. Once again there was a good number of entries for this challenging competition, as shown here.

  Advanced Intermediate Beginners
All entries
Classes
Places (1, 2, 3) Dave H (745), Colin P (742), Peter B (741) Tracy G (426), Paul M (428), Carol B (427) Dave H-2 (167), Graz (165), Dave H-2 (166)

Well done one and all, some very interesting pieces.


April 21st 2018. Competition of an offset pendant necklace and beads. A good number of entries (22) for what some might consider to be a difficult area of expertise.

Here are the runners and riders:

  Advanced Intermediate beginners
All entries
Classes
Places (1, 2, 3) Peter B (153), Neville R 9157), Graham H (162) Tracy G (743), Paul M (744), Carol B (745) Alan K (415), Bill E (419), Graz P (413)

 Well done everyone, a really good effort, and thank you Dave for the pictures.


April 7th 2018. Demonstration by Joey Richardson. Another great demonstration by Joey Richardson, full of information, skill, and humour. Anyone missing this demonstration missed a real treat, and the chance to try some of the techniques involved in producing very thin walled shapes, piercing, pyrography and using colour.

 


March 17th 2018. Competition of a box with an inlaid top. Again, there were a good number of entries for this competition following Colin's demonstration a month ago.

Here are the pictures:

  Advanced Intermediate Beginners
All entries
Classes
Places (1, 2, 3)

Peter B (399), Malcolm P (412),

{-Colin P (442)

-Graham H (415)

-Nick T (410)}

Tracy G (741), Carol B (742) Alan K (166), Colin F (167), Colin F (168)

 Well done one and all.


February 17th 2018. Colin's demonstration of a turned box with an inlaid top. A well attended meeting with a good deal of interest in the subject.

Colin completed the task with finesse. The result is shown below.


February 3rd 2018.  A competition of non-functional pieces featuring texturing and colour. What a great competition! This obviously ticked a few boxes as there was a variety of well crafted and colourful entries. Oh, for more imagination!

  Advanced Intermediate Beginners
All entries
Classes

Winners
(1, 2, 3)

Dave S, Colin P, Peter B Peter A, Graham B,Carol B Rob M, Colin F, Richard W

Well done to all who took part.

Thanks again to Dave for the pictures.


January 6th 2018. Your Best Item of 2017 competition. Results as follows:

All entries  
First

Peter

 
Second

Colin

 
Third =

Colin

Peter

 Thanks again to Dave for the pictures. well done everyone - Happy New Year!


November 18th 2017. Christmas Tree Ornament competition. A most enjoyable competition and turners obviously had fun producing their ornaments.

  Advanced Intermediate Beginners
 
First
Malcolm Tracy Judy
First=    
  Chas  
Second
Geoff Paul Alan
Third  
Colin Tony  
Third=    
  Carol  

Thank you for the pictures again Dave, and well done to all who took part.


October 25th 2017. Colin's Hollow Form course. This was a course I ran last Wednesday on two part hollow forms.
Five people turned up for what was a tough but enjoyable day. It took the turners out of their comfort zone attempting a hollow form and getting it done in a day.

As you can see from the pictures they rose to the challenge. Part two of the course will look at ways of decorating the hollow forms. Colin.

 


October 7th 2017. Pen and Pencase competition. An interesting and more demanding competition to turn and pen and a case to put it in.
Not too many entries for this one, but enough people took up the challenge to make it worthwhile.

The results are as follows, the first row shows the case assembled with the pen inside, and the second row shows an exploded case with pen.

  Advanced Intermediate Beginners
Closed cases
Open cases & pens
1st Peter B - 845 Carol B - 852 Judy S - 841
2nd 2nd =  Nick T - 850 Paul M - 849  
3rd 2nd =  Brian B - 844 Carol B - 851  

Click on the pictures to enlarge them and identify the winning numbers.

Thanks again to Dave for the pictures.