Meet the Woodturner Interviews

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Pat Carroll Interview:

Working as a builder/carpenter, woodturning was a craft I knew very little about before 2001. I had done some research and found a woodturner in my nearest town. Lucky for me, this woodturner was one of the finest turners in Ireland. Willie Stedmond, one of the founding members of the Irish Woodturners Guild, was giving night classes to which I attended a few. It is always my first advice to anyone interested in woodturning, get some lessons and join a club. I also did the latter and met some great people who helped and encouraged me along the way.

Duration: 1 month
Price: €5.00

MtW: Laurent Niclot

Laurent Niclot  Interview:

I have always loved wood, so it was only natural for me to study woodworking, woodcarving, cabinet making, furniture making, and design. I

Duration: 1 month
Price: €5.00

MtW: Herman deVriesHerman de Vries Interview:

I always wondered why someone would put up a home page. After all, it does seem a bit presumptuous (egotistical, maybe?) to think anyone would want to read about me, where I work and the hobbies with which I occupy my time. But when I thought about it, the ability to seek out others with similar interests and swap e-mail has been one of the most enjoyable uses I have found for the Internet. So, here I am, and I'd be delighted to hear from you if you wish to comment or correspond. I've answered literally hundreds of questions since I put this page up - I always answer my e-mail.

Duration: 1 month
Price: €5.00

MtW: Gordon Pembridge

Gordon Pembridge  Interview:

Gordon Pembridge was born in Kenya and spent his first ten years there. As a young boy being lucky enough to experience the wilds of Africa, along with many an adventure in the bush, Gordon has developed a passion for natural history.
Duration: 1 month
Price: €5.00

MtW: Rebecca DeGroot InterviewRebecca DeGroot Interview:

Rebecca DeGroot started woodworking with her father at a very young age and continued to refine her skill through college. Six years after graduating with bachelor’s degrees in Art Education and Sculpture and Functional Art, Rebecca divides her time between her full-time career as an art educator and her passion for woodworking. Her days of teaching Art 1, Sculpture, Ceramics, Jewelry, and AP 3D Studio Art are fulfilling and the passion she shares with her students is the same fuel that keeps her in her shop late into the evenings letting her imagination run wild.

Duration: 1 month
Price: €5.00

MtW: Michael GibsonMichael Gibson  Interview:

In his early years growing up in England, Michael worked on wooden sailing yachts along the banks of the River Crouch. He moved to the US in the eighties. Working with wood all of his life, In his early years growing up in England, Michael worked on wooden sailing yachts along the banks of the River Crouch. He moved to the US in the eighties. Working with wood all of his life, Michael was always interested in woodturning and studied for many years to perfect his craft.  What began as a hobby blossomed into a passion.  He has gained international recognition for his teapots. was always interested in woodturning and studied for many years to perfect his craft.  What began as a hobby blossomed into a passion.  He has gained international recognition for his teapots.

Duration: 1 month
Price: €5.00

MtW: Herman deVriesKelly Dunn Interview:

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Multi-award winning wood lathe artist, Kelly Dunn, lives on the north end of the Big Island of Hawaii. He creates bowls, hollow vessels, and art forms full time for art galleries and private collectors.

Duration: 1 month
Price: €5.00

Keith Lackner Keith Lackner Interview:

Discover how resin can transform your next woodturned project into a work of art…

You’ve probably seen the dazzling work of woodturners who’ve combined resin with wood to create gorgeous, one-of-a-kind projects ranging from pens and bowls to platters, boxes and more.  The end result is so amazing that you’d think the process would be too complicated and too expensive. It’s not. In fact, once you learn the basic techniques of preparing and working with resin,  you’ll discover that it turns like butter and stunning results will have you thinking about your next project before the lathe has cooled down. 

From Keith Lackner, one of the leading resin woodturners today, Woodturning with Resin is a go-to guide for anyone who enjoys woodturning or is interested in getting started. With expert instruction and stunning photos, Woodturning with Resin takes you through the golden rules of preparing and curing resin for the lathe.  Also covered are the fundamentals of how turning with resin is different than turning wood, the best tools, grinds, and speeds to use, and how to achieve a finish that makes the resin sparkle. With all this premium information under your belt, you’ll be able to tackle the wide range of projects that are detailed step-by-step. Woodturning with Resin also includes a gallery of projects to spark your imagination and a helpful Troubleshooting Guide for when things don’t seem to turn out right. 

Woodturning with Resin is the only guide you need to discover the fun, beauty, and unlimited potential of adding resin to your woodturning projects.

Duration: 1 month
Price: €5.00

Stewart Furini

 

 

 

Stewart Furini Interview:  
​Turning started as an occasional hobby, and has now become a major part of my life. From making a simple turned bowl, to creating a highly decorative piece, embellished with texture and colour, turning keeps my feet on the ground and gives me a wonderful creative outlet. It's a great counter-balance to my job as a teacher in a large comprehensive school.

 
Duration: 1 month
Price: €5.00

Helen BaileyHelen Bailey Interview:

Helen Bailey is a woodturner from Newcastle Upon Tyne in the North East of England. Helen states that woodturning was not a hobby that she ever thought about trying. It was  when visiting her local club with her dad Neville that the seed was sown, Neville invited Helen along to watch a demonstration on turning pens and the rest, as they say, is history. Enthralled by what was demonstrated, Helen had purchased her first lathe within days of watching the demonstration.

Although only turning for a limited time Helen’s work has received many accolades already in her short career. A regular  contributor to the world of woodturners website (https://www.thewows.com/), Helen has had the majority of her entries featured as the cover of the day.

 
Duration: 1 month
Price: €5.00

Kirsty Dalton

Kirsty Dalton Interview:

Hello, my name is Kirsty Dalton I am the owner and creator of Primitive Woodland Line. I am a designer that focuses on making things in wood! I love wood-turning and craving and I spend an insane amount of my time burning tiny details into each piece with a process called pyrography.

 
Duration: 1 month
Price: €5.00

Ulf JanssonUlf Jansson Interview:

 

Woodturning has been my way of “charging my batteries” for more than 40 years and the perfect complement to my theoretical work as Master of Science Electrical Engineering. Using both halves of the brain has made me a complete and happy person. People describe me as a Homo Ludens. I use a vivid combination of happiness and math in my woodturning, and the woodturning to solve my work problems – the ultimate combination! Super sharp tools are the base for my woodworking. Understanding the tools and the properties of wood (and other usable materials) are vital parts of the never ending spiral of creative woodturning.
Less is more and the simple forms in combination with delicate turning and some cuts on the rim is very much me!

 
Duration: 1 month
Price: €5.00

Carl Burn

 

 

 

 

 

Carl Burn Interview:

 I am a woodturner and I make bowls and hollow forms (vases or pots) using a mixture of traditional and modern techniques.

For the woodturners reading this, yes I use carbide tools when I feel it is appropriate and I refuse to apologise for that!

 

Duration: 1 month
Price: €5.00

Simon Begg

 

 

 

 

 

Simon Begg Interview:

Simon is a young Australian woodworker from Sydney who found his passion for timber at a young age. Throughout school he excelled in Industrial Technology, finishing high school with a rank of 2nd in the State.

Duration: 1 month
Price: €5.00

MtW: Kurt HertzogMtW: Kurt Hertzog
Retiring after 35+ years as a computer and automotive engineer, Kurt now enjoys being a professional woodturner. Woodturning since 2000, he enjoys the continuum of woodturning from making his own turning tools to photographing his finished turnings. As frequent demonstrator and instructor on all facets of woodturning, he particularly enjoys teaching tool sharpening, workholding, and advanced penmaking.

 

Duration: 1 month
Price: €5.00

John JordanMtW: John Jordan


John Jordan is a woodturner from Cane Ridge (Nashville), Tennessee. Known primarily for his textured and carved hollow vessels, John has been featured in many major turning exhibitions in the past thirty years. His work has received numerous awards, and is in the permanent collections of many museums and corporations, including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the American Craft Museum in New York City, the White House in Washington, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Mint Museum of Craft + Design in Charlotte, the Fine Arts Museum in Boston, and the Detroit Institute of the Arts and the prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England.

Duration: 1 month
Price: €5.00

MtW:Matt DeightonMatt Deighton Interview:

Matthew Deighton says he organized the to help build a global community of woodturners.

Matthew Deighton organized the massive worldwide symposium. “I have a passion for woodturning, promotion, events and creating. It was only a matter of time before I built an online symposium,” he said. “I helped the Utah Woodturning Symposium for several years, and have spent the last five years building the Woodturners Worldwide Instagram page to a community of more than 125,000. That's what I want to do here. I want to build a global community of woodturners.”

Duration: 1 month
Price: €5.00