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Looking forward to demonstrating at Hoey’s of Castlebellingham (7 October) and at Killinger Trade Stand at IWG National Seminar and then at Down Chapter (18 November) and Midlands Chapter (20 November).

Had a great day demonstrating in Ulster Chapter in March and The Carpentry Store on 1st April 2017 along with April Wilkerson, USA as well as Gorey Chapter Woodfest (June) and East Central Chapter (September).
What a wonderful experience it was to participate in the AAW in Atlanta, USA in June 2016 as a featured demonstrator!  It was a privilege to be on the same billboard as many woodturners whom I have long admired.

 

I very much enjoyed demonstrating in Norway, UK and Belgium in 2015.  It was great to meet a wider audience as well as some old friends (and make new friends!)

 

I’m enjoying working on the new Wivamac 1200 lathe – its quiet, powerful and precise

 

“Turnfest” Exhibition featuring the collaboration and individual work of Robert O’Connor and myself took place in Gorey, Co Wexford from 2nd to 10th August 2014.

 

RDS National Crafts Awards (2014)

I’m delighted to have been selected as the Winner in the Woodturning category and the Irish Woodturners Guild Award in the prestigious RDS National Craft Awards 2014.   Entries from all finalists were on display in the Exhibition which ran from 30th July to 10th August.   Winning entries on display in The Hunt Museum in Limerick Sep/Oct

 

Check out Woodturning Magazine August 2014 – see my Featured Artist page to get detail of the steps to an award winning artform.

 

It was a great privilige to be one of the 2 main demonstrators at The Toolpost Openhouse  in the UK June 2014.  A great weekend – I particularly enjoyed a very warm welcome and great hospitality from Peter Hemsley, owner of The Toolpost.

 

Workshops are now being scheduled for 2015.  With 3 lathes now available for classes, it’s possible to offer very competitive rates.  Accommodation available onsite.  Please contact me for details.

 

RDS National Crafts Competition (2013)

I was thrilled to be selected once again as a Winner at the prestigious RDS National Crafts Competition (2013). with Award of Excellence (Reserve); First Prize Woodturning, and Irish Woodturners Guild Award for my work entitled “Jugular”

 

Exhibitions in 2013 included:  Shapes & Shavings Gorey (August); RDS National Craft Exhibition Dublin (August);  Mid-Antrim Museum, Ballymena, Co Antrim (Sep-Oct); Strule Arts Centre, Omagh, Co Tyrone (Nov)

 

A great day was had by all who attended the Northeast Chapter Annual Barbeque in July 2013. This year we repeated the hands on workshop as well as demonstrations by Robert O’Connor and myself.

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