From the Forum - Chosen by the Members - Richard Kennedy - yet again!

Friday 7 August 2015

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Welcome to our new regular feature

In order to add a new area of interest to the forums and to encourage interaction between the different forum sections, the forum members are introducing this 'Members' Choice' thread to act as a showcase for a piece of work chosen by a member each week as their 'piece of the week'.

This week's members' choice is 'Pushing Boundaries Revealed' by Richard Kennedy, which was chosen by Colinjp. Here's what Colinjp had to say about the piece: "This week's 'Members' Choice' is a bit of a no brainer as the choice is between two of the forum's professional turners, namely Mark Sanger and Richard Kennedy. I greatly admire both of these outstanding artist/craftsmen, neither of whom are afraid to push the boundaries in pursuit of their goals - the question is who to choose? To create hollow forms, which differentiate ones work from others in the field, is a difficult task and Mark, I feel, does this with great aplomb. Richard on the other hand, seeks to push the limits of technique and form in order to demonstrate his knowledge and understanding of the properties of wood. However, if I am nailed to the wall and have to choose, then it's Richard's latest piece that floats my boat as it is risk taking in its most extreme form and, just as importantly, shows what a wonderful material wood is to work with."

Congratulations again to Richard and we will bring you another chosen piece next week. In the meantime, you can find out more about the piece by clicking here.

(PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF THE MAKER)