Images From 2023

January - (Open Any Item)

Alan Jevons

Henry Tabb

Peter Flynn

Steve Bolton

Chris Long

Patrick Shields

Richard Wellborne

Tom Bevan

Dermot Elsley

Pete Batho

Rodney March

Febuary - (Square Winged Bowl)

Alan Jevons

Henry Tabb

Rodney March

Tom Bevan

Chris Long

Patrick Shields

Steve Bolton

Dermot Elsey

Pete Batho

Terry Middleton

March - (Natural Edged Item)

DAVE STRICKLAND
It is with great sadness that the club has to announce the passing of its highly regarded Honorary Member Dave Strickland. A gifted artist and talented turner, Dave will mostly be remembered for his generosity and willingness to give his time and energies as well as his undoubted knowledge and skill to the benefit of the club and its members. A loyal supporter of the club, Dave has in the past held the role of Chairman and for many years was the club Secretary and has done much to promote the club and help its development.
Dave’s artistic skills went beyond woodturning and he regularly used these skills to enhance his wooden pieces with the use of colour and texture as well as pyrography and inlaying techniques, and he was a keen exponent of the art of segmented turning. But it will be Dave Strickland the man, generous, kind, supportive and a friend to all that will be the biggest loss to us and to all his family and friends. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family and to all those who were lucky enough to know him and to be the beneficiaries of that friendship.

Alan Jevons

Ian May

Pete Batho

Tony Richardson

Chris Long

Jonathan Quelch

Peter Flynn

Clive Casling

Patrick Shields

Tom Bevan

April Platter - (Embelished)

Alan Jevons

Henry Tabb

Pete Batho

Tom Bevan

Chris Long

Jonathan Quelch

Rodney March

Dermot Elsey

Patrick Shields

Terry Middleton

May - (A hollowed out item)

Last night the club were treated to a fascinating insight into the world of pyrography by Patrick Medhurst-Feeney who is also known by the business name of “Crash ‘n’ Burn”. Patrick explained the various tools and equipment available for this art and the choices he has made and how they suit his style and choices of subject. He was also aware of the various elements that might be specifically relevant to us as a group of woodturners. His description of the processes he uses and the varying use he makes of specific tools, nibs and ancillary hardware made for a very clear picture of the craft and his style. He also highlighted the pros and cons of certain types of wood and how he adapts his technique to overcome some of these difficulties. Questions were always welcome and were answered clearly and honestly. The members were later afforded the opportunity to try out the tools and techniques he had illustrated, under his expert guidance. Patrick provided an excellent introduction to the art and the whole process was very well received by the members. Many thanks Patrick!

Alan Jevons

Patrick Shields

Rodney March

Clive Casling

Pete Batho

Tom Bevan

Jonathan Quelch

Peter Flynn

Tony Richardson

June - (Gavil & Anvil from Drawing)

Chris Long

Tony Richardson

Jonathan Quelch

Terry Middleton

July - (Item from wood provided)

Alan Jevons

Henry Tabb

Patrick Shields

Jonathon Quelch

Chris Long

Pete Batho

Tony Richardson

Mike Mansfield

Clive Casling

Rodney March

Tom Bevan

August - (Lantern with tea light holder)

On Saturday we were treated to an excellent and entertaining demonstration of the work and skill of Mark Beckett RPT - The Gentleman Turner. In a full and interesting day we were shown his methods for turning a spiral stemmed goblet, a textured and coloured wide rimmed bowl, and a pierced oval shaped lidded vessel. The day sped by, encouraged by Mark's insightful explanations and the skill of his turning. His clever tips for saving time and energy were revealing of the thoughtful approach of a full time professional. A terrific day was enjoyed by all those who attended and we hope we may see him again in the future.

Alan Jevons

Henry Tabb

Pete Batho

Chris Long

Jonathon Quelch

Tom Bevan

Dermot Elsey

Patrick Shields

September - (Thinned Walled Vessel)

Alan Jevons

Jonathon Quelch

Pete Batho

Chris Long

Nigel Harvey

Richard Wellborne

Henry Tabb

Patrick Shields

Tom Bevan

October - (Coffee scoop)

Alan Jevons

Jonathon Quelch

Terry Middleton

Chris Long

Patrick Shields

Well Done

Henry Tabb

Pete Batho

November - (Christmas Themed turning)

Patrick Shields

Jonathon Quelch

Rodney March

Alan Jevons

Pete Batho

Chris Long

Christmas Fayre

December AGM

Turner of The Year, Chris Long

AGM 2023 Members Work

AGM 2023 members Work

Progress Cup, Jonathan Quelch

AGM 2023 Members Work

 

John Brooks Award, Steve Bolton

AGM 2023 Members Work