Read about the filming and editing of a YouTube video from this side of the camera.
Mike and I got together on Sunday 27th December on Zoom to turn away some winter blues and work off some Christmas lunches with a ‘simul-turn’ where tag-teamed our own turning projects whilst enjoying a bit of banter with viewers. We presented it to raise money for the ‘Mind’ mental health charity. By the middle […]
In this live from 16th February 2021, we looked at a turning a double sided medallion, decorating it with easy airbrush techniques combined with some of the brand new range of artist’s vinyl stencils from Hampshire Sheen. The finished piece was then mounted in a museum-style caliper mount to create an attractive and desirable ornament.
Amphitrite was Queen of the Sea and the wife of Poseidon (God of the Sea, in ancient Greek mythology. For this demo on 1st December 2020, I thought I would turn her a night light using a sea urchin as the lamp shade and a battery operated tea light to illuminate from the inside. It […]
I never used to turn bowls with thin walls, preferring a slightly chunkier turn. It must be said though, that the challenge of thin walls is great fun to take on and focuses your mind on spot-on tool presentation.. Turning thin walled bowls uses a different technique to the ‘normal’ way of bowl turning and […]
On 17th November 2020, I presented my first live demonstration from the new workshop! We looked at turning a smallish vase or pot with a striking Autumn colour scheme using the popular Intrinsic Colour range as their pallet suits this application perfectly.
This ended up being my last live demonstration (22nd August 2020) in the workshop before Les Thorne and I embark on a new venture. Organised by Jamie Page in the UK and Carl Jacobson in the US, the Virtual Craft Festival is a 16 hour marathon of turning and other crafts presented by different creators […]
For this live, I thought it would be a good idea to demonstrate the new inlay products from Hampshire Shen. First streamed on 28th July 2020.
Way way back, my friend Bob Hastie on the Isle of Mull gave me a gorgeous piece of Elm burr. It had been sat in the workshop since then not doing much. For this live, I thought it time to put it on the lathe, turn it and send it back to him.
The idea was simple – take a fab looking piece of monkey puzzle and turn a calabash out of it. But, pretty soon it became apparent that this piece of monkey puzzle wasn’t going to play ball.