That’s a fine cuppa tae.... April’s competition was originally intended as a Cup & Saucer, however under the circumstances and to remove any excuses for not getting out to the workshop, it was decided to keep things simple with an open competition. Simple however is not the first word to come to mind when I see the turning.
It’s great to see a high number of entries, I chalked another line on the wall as I counted the days of lockdown and hardly felt the day going by.
This competition won’t count towards the annual score board. Without the touchy feely of a typical judging session and a panel of our peers, it just wouldn’t be fair. In fact this competition could be influenced by the quality of photography, although I have tried to avoid that trap.
The beginners category had five entrants but 6 pieces. As getting out to the workshop is the objective, I didn’t mind one person summiting a second entry. I really liked the shape and grain of Michael Quinn’s Cup & Saucer, and the off centre box submitted by Mike Sims. For me, it is hard to call between the two. My choice for first place however, goes to Michael Cahill for his Laburnum box. It looks fantastic, a fine, warm wood, just inviting you to pick it up.
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