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Bowl freshes in Kielder

Updated: Jun 7, 2019

So, I managed to put up my second lathe that sat in my old workshop for ages. These two lovely people are looking after the owls in Kielder and we got to know each other over the last year. They took me out on a field trip to check on one of the Tawny owl boxes and it was an experience not to be forgotten. The chicks really look like mini dinosours.

And the

very dark eyes of a disgruntled tawny are deeply beautiful.

They were the first to book onto one of my courses and it was an energetic day of turning a first wooden bowl. This is one of the things that make me smile. They took me on a trip and showed me something I had never seen or done before and the following week I showed them something they had never done before. I feel we were all enriched, they with a new skill and a finished bowl and I with a lasting memory.

I hope to build some more lathes to accomodate more than two people on a course day but for the time being, two will do.

If you would like to come and try your hands at a new skill and turn a wooden bowl on a traditional lathe with an experienced turner...you know what to do.

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