Winners:Kenny Morison (experienced)Paul Burton (beginner)Graham Ambrose gave us a double demonstration of turning vases for small posies or single flowers. The first vase was a classically amphora shaped piece of ash (at least it was when he finished turning it) click here to watch the video. This was turned conventionally using a chucking point at one end. The advantage of this type of vase is that it only requires drilling and no actual hollowing.
The second vase was an off-centre operation using a screw chuck. Again no hollowing required but a great deal of care needed in getting the base and the stem to work together. The experienced competition was won by Kenny with a classic piece of Barleycorn twist. The beginners competition was won by Paul Burton with a rather elegantly green glazed chalice. For a look at all the entries click here.
Some pieces of Graham’s work in the area.
Kenny’s barleycorn twist goblet (far right) and Paul’s classically styled green washed goblet (left) .