£20,000 giveaway winners

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Tegan Foley

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Hello all,

I’ve been super busy this week sorting out the competition winners for the £20,000 giveaway competition that we’ve been running for the last few months. Congratulations to everyone who won a prize(s) and thank you to all who entered. We are just putting the finishing touches to plans for our next competition, so watch this space. More details to follow shortly.

We are also just about to send out own Winter Newsletter, so keep checking your inboxes for that.

All is very busy in the office of late; Mark has been away at the Harrogate show and I’ve been finishing off the last issue of Woodturning and attending to my web duties as well. I do hope you’re all loving the new look website? The feedback we’ve had so far suggests you do, but if you have any comments or suggestions then do let us know, as we do value your opinions greatly.

I’ve been writing a profile on pyrography master Bob Neill this month (who also attended the Harrogate show) as well as writing a feature on St. Dunstans, where I visited in May. This fabulous facility offers an independent future for blind ex-Service men and women. I met some amazing people when I visited, as well as forum member Bill Mooney. Look out for this special feature in a few issues’ time.

In other news, the next issue of Woodturning features a show round-up for the first part of 2012, so be sure to put all these dates in your diary. There’s also a few new shows coming up for 2012, so look out for these.

This week I’ve also enjoyed finding out more about new makers I’ve discovered, and hopefully you’re all enjoying out Maker of the Week feature on the website? This appears every Monday, for those of you who aren’t familiar with it. This week, I chose to feature the fantastic work of ceramicist Tom Hubert. Have a look at his website and see his amazing pieces for yourself.

We also have details of Turnaround, an artistic project by Vincent Kohler, which focuses on the theme of the baseball bat, each made using a different timber species. You can also find details of the Contemporary Turning Exhibition, hosted by Dennis and Lyndsey Keeling, which takes place from February 8 - March 11 next year. Find out more details by clicking here.

Well, I’d better get back to work, but do keep us posted as to any new projects you’ve made, ideas you have, or if you would like to be featured in our readers’ gallery or showcase. It’s always a pleasure to hear from you.

Speak soon,

Tegan

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