Fresh back from Cornwall
Friday, February 24, 2012
I am fresh back from my trip to Cornwall so thought I would come and say hello. It’s good to see that the weather seems to be warming up – at long last! Yesterday felt especially spring-like. A good excuse for you all to get back in to your workshops and start creating, surely?
Cornwall was much fun, albeit freezing cold! I went on lots of coastal walks and admired the beautiful scenery. You can see a few of my holiday snaps here. The first one is taken near Tintagel and shows an interesting rock formation, and the other one is taken at Trebarwith Strand – again, beautifully stunning coastal scenery.
In terms of Woodturning, all is rather busy here, seeing as I had a week off. I’m now trying to catch up on things I’ve missed and get back on track. I received an email this morning from Terry Scott with a link to a review of his new DVD, Manta Ray, which is producted by KTMP. If you want a laugh, or if you’re considering buying this DVD, then check out the review here.
It was a pleasure to profile Darrell Copeland this month. I was really blown away with his stunning wall sculptures, and I was interested to find out more about his background, which started in hairdressing and pharmacy. Intriguing. I also conducted a 20 minute interview with Ashley Harwood - both of these features will be appearing in issue 239.
I am also busy finding more Makers of the Week for our online feature – which is proving to be very successful and popular. We have also broken the 600 followers barrier on our Facebook page, which is also great news.
I hope to hear from you soon, but in the meantime I had better get back to the magazine.
All the best,
Images, from top to bottom:
1. "Lady’s Window", Trethevy, Tintagel, Cornwall (PHOTOGRAPH BY TEGAN FOLEY)
2. Trebathwith Strand, Cornwall (PHOTOGRAPH BY TEGAN FOLEY)
3. "Spring", by Darrell Copeland, wood, acrylic, 610mm (24in) high x 865mm (34 1/2in) wide x 90mm (3 1/2in) dia. (PHOTOGRAPH BY STEVE MANN – BLACK BOCK PHOTOGRAPHY)
4. A range of urchin ornaments, turned by Ashley Harwood (PHOTOGRAPH BY ASHLEY HARWOOD)