Meet the Woodturner Interviews

MtW: Margaret GarrardMtW: Margaret Garrard Interview
28th March 2021

 

Margaret was drawn to woodturning when visiting a friend and trying her hand at turning in his shed at the bottom of the garden.

Duration: 1 month
Price: €5.00

MtW: Steve SinnerMtW: Steve Sinner Interview

 Several years ago, internationally recognized hollow form turner Steve Sinner found the commercial tools then available were limiting his ability to create what he envisioned, so he began designing and making his own. 

Duration: 1 month
Price: €5.00

MtW: Nick Agar

Nick Agar Interview:

Having now relocated to the United states he has recently opened new teaching studios near Savannah Georgia. With more than 30 years experience He has a great understanding of his medium.

Choosing Maples for decorative works or burrs and intriguing or figured timber for sculptures or natural edged works Nick is a master at exposing natures treasures that hide beneath the bark.

Duration: 1 month
Price: €5.00

MtW: Linda Ferber

Linda Ferber Interview:

Linda Ferber from the USA, gives a wonderful interview into her career and woodturning life.

Here is a quote from an article on Linda and her work:

Duration: 1 month
Price: €5.00

MtW: Richard Raffan

Richard Raffan Interview:

Most Woodturners will be familiar with the name Richard Raffan. Richard is world renowned as a turner, artist and teacher, here is what his entry on Wikipedia has to say about him:

Duration: 1 month
Price: €5.00

MtW: Max Brosi

Max Brosi Interview:

An interview with woodturning legend, Max Brosi, for those of you not too familiar with Max here is a quote to give you some background:

"Max Brosi’s work is in a constant state of evolution towards a more raw, honest, and calm aesthetic. Everything is in a state of transience, wood warps, metal corrodes.

Duration: 1 month
Price: €5.00

MtW: Richard Findley

Richard Findley Interview:

Professional woodturner, Richard Findley gives an insight in a production woodturners life, this is a quote from Richard's website:

"My name is Richard Findley and I live in Leicestershire with my wife and two sons. I come from a long line of woodworkers, going back at least five generations and I have been involved in woodworking since leaving school in 1996 at 16.

Duration: 1 month
Price: €5.00

MtW: Theo Haralampou

Theo Haralampou Interview:

Theo Haralampou gives another great insight into a woodturners journey, this quote from his website gives you a small taste of the Theo and his work:

"I initially took up wood turning 23 years ago so I could turn my own drumsticks and make gifts for my family and friends.

Duration: 1 month
Price: €5.00

MtW: Harvey Meyer

Harvey Meyer Interview:

Master of the basket illusion, gives a great insight into his woodturning career, Harvey's website gives us a taste of things for the interview:

"Originally from Brooklyn, NY, and now residing in the Atlanta, GA area, I’m retired from a 43+ year career as a telecommunications engineer. I’ve been a woodworker for most of my life. After building furniture for many years, I started woodturning in 2000.

Duration: 1 month
Price: €5.00

MtW: Mark Sanger

Mark Sanger Interview:

Hollow form master and artist, Mark Sanger gives a very interesting interview, you can find out more about Mark from his website:

"My work is free flowing of simple form, I believe that it should evolve from the here and now from the initial idea to completion.

Duration: 1 month
Price: €5.00

MtW: Emmet Kane

Emmet Kane Interview:

Emmet Kane displays some of his amazing work in this great interview and talks about his woodturning journey, you can find out more from Emmet's website:

"Emmet Kane comes from five generations of Master Craftsmen and is a self taught woodturner. He has worked for his studio since 1988 in Castledermot Co.Kildare Ireland.

Duration: 1 month
Price: €5.00

MtW: Paul Howard

Paul Howard Interview:

Paul Howard, AKA, the jig man. Paul gives a great interview where he discusses both his engineering and woodturning careers. You can find out more about Paul from his own website:

"My working life has mainly been spent in electrical and mechanical engineering working on small to large machinery of all types including metal and woodworking machines also robotics and automated systems. I have worked on ships in the Bahamas and UK also I spent some time in the water industry.
I worked in America for several years setting up and helping to run a manufacturing plant to make connecting rods for Diesel Engines for a range vehicles.

Duration: 1 month
Price: €5.00

MtW: Benoit Averly

Benoit Averly Interview:

Woodturner, Sculptor and generally nice chap Benoît Averly shares his journey with us in a very inspirational interview. You can find out more about Benoit from his website:

"Benoît Averly lives and works in Burgundy, France. There, he creates, in a refined spirit, art pieces in wood; with subtle contrasts, playing with light, lines and textures. Inspired by nature and architecture, he feeds his creations through his photographic journey through numerous trips, in search of a rhythm, and quiet balance.

Duration: 1 month
Price: €5.00

MtW: Keith Gotschall

Keith Gotschall Interview:

Born in Chicago, Ill. in 1962, Keith lived in the midwest until 1980. In 1981 he moved to Boulder Co. and began a career in wood working. After an informal apprenticeship in several different wood shops Keith started his own design and fabrication studio in 1989. Building furniture mostly on a commission basis, Keith also stretched his talents by doing the occasional speculative piece that would be shown in art galleries or in fine art shows. He has won numerous awards around Colorado.

Duration: 1 month
Price: €5.00

MtW: Sally Ault

Sally Ault Interview:

Sally Ault - Autobiography

I was born and raised in San Diego, California and graduated with a BA degree in Art with a Crafts emphasis from San Diego State. My work there was focused on Weaving, Jewelry Design and Ceramics. During a furniture class, I discovered woodturning. After a break of a number of years, I resumed woodturning in 2004.

Duration: 1 month
Price: €5.00

MtW: Emiliano Achaval Interview

Emiliano Achaval Interview:

My studio is located near the town of Makawao, in the heart of Upcountry Maui, The Valley Isle. Visitors are welcome. Contact me for an appointment. I always have finished pieces available for sale.
The windfall Koa wood that I use comes from the slopes of the extinct volcano Haleakala, “The House of the Sun”
I create one of a kind native Hawaiian woods turned lathe art. Koa Calabashes, salad bowls, lidded hand chased threaded boxes, hollow forms, urns, custom orders.

Duration: 1 month
Price: €5.00

MtW: Margaret GarrardMtW: Neil Turner Interview
24th May 2021

Wind, fire and water

The Turner family farmed crops and sheep in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, just like generations of Turners before them. Working the land was tough: sparse rainfall, soil erosion, wind and fire. Neil found refuge is his woodturning workshop. Here he explored these same elements: wind, fire and water. He looked for the quiet ripples eroded in soil by wind, the delicate eddies left by water, and the swirling lick of flames.

 

Duration: 1 month
Price: €5.00

MtW: Alan and Lauren ZenreichMtW: Alan and Lauren Zenreich Interview

  • Alan and Lauren have demonstrated in person at the local and national level for several years.
  • We also do interactive demonstrations remotely, from our own shop to AAW clubs.
  • Alan has been mentoring well known turners so they can do the same.
  • Alan presented a special interest sessions at the 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 AAW Symposiums
  • Alan and Lauren Presented two sessions at the 2013 AAW Symposium in Tampa, FL
  • Lauren was a demonstrator at the AAW Symposium in Portland
  • Alan and Lauren were lead demonstrators at SWAT 2018
  • Lauren and Alan have presented remotely to several clubs, including First State Woodturners, Maui Woodturners, Santa FE Woodturners, Central Arkansas Woodturners, and BlueRidge Woodturners.
  • On site demonstrations include, NorthEastern Woodworking Association, DelVal Woodturners, New Jersey Woodturners, Atlantic Shore Woodturners, Hudson Valley Woodturners, Long Island Woodturners.
Duration: 1 month
Price: €5.00

Glenn Lucas bowls

 

 

 

 

 

Glenn Lucas Interview:

Glenn Lucas has an international reputation for his proficiency at the lathe and his ability to pass on to students, the skills and knowledge he has gained. He balances his production of classic bowls turned from native Irish wood (set up in 1995), with an extensive teaching programme run from his Co Carlow ‘Woodturning Study Centre’ (since 2005).

Duration: 1 month
Price: €5.00

Art Liestman

 

 

 

 

 

Art Liestman Interview:

I'm a wood artist living in Coquitlam, British Columbia. My work has been seen in numerous exhibitions and galleries across North America. I have demonstrated at many national and regional symposia, as well as for dozens of local woodturning clubs. I have also taught week long courses at the John C. Campbell Folk School, the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and Ecole Escoulen, as well as numerous single day classes for local clubs.

Duration: 1 month
Price: €5.00