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My Story

My Woodturning Story

In 2012 The Master’s Challenge was a pair of Lidded Chalices. I made the mistake of not using the same wood for both which was marked down, but won Third Place.

The Worshipful Company’s Master’s Challenge 2012. 3rd place.


A Pair of Presentation Chalices in Walnut, Ebony and Pewter and Maple, Box and Pewter.

Also in 2012 The Worshipful Company purchased this Lignum Vitae and Faux Ivory pot as a Christmas present for the Lord Mayor of London, which was very exciting.

In the 2014 Worshipful Company of Turners Competition I won First prize in the Master’s Competition for a matching pair of goblets, a very pleasing win as this year the Master’s was open to both Plain and Ornamental Turners, who usually win these competitions. I also had two recommended entries in the Felix Levy Competition a Cocobolo and Ebony Tazza, and a Whimsy/ Trembleur/ Slender turning which is 4 feet high with a stem of 3mm and very difficult to photograph. 

A Pair of Matching Goblets.

1st Prize Master’s Competition: The Worshipful Company of Turners 2014

Cocobolo and Ebony Tazza: Commended in the Felix Levy Open Competition 2014.

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Some details on the Slender Turning.

Commended in the Felix Levy Open WCT Competition 2014.

There were many queries as to whether it is one piece of wood as the main stem is 3mm and how it was held on the lathe. Yes it is and the pictures show one on the lathe.

String steadies along the lathe bed.

A pair of Masur Birch lidded bowls. Third prize Worshipful Company of Turners Master’s Competition 2016. 

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