One of the joys of New Zealand woodturning is a positive and driving set of competitions. Participation in these competitions is intense and enjoyable. Each new entry provides its own individual design and production challenges.
W e are always being challenged .
Yes challenges: of bringing of a concept into a finished work.
I enjoy this process.
In 2011, I achieved a woodturning goal for my work through a “Highly Commended award” in the Open Artistic section and a “Merit award” in another section at the National Woodskills Competition at Kawerau. I had worked on a design that was worked through to an enjoyable conclusion.
A part of my personal philosophy in wood-turning is developing and using the design concepts of drive and uplift. A concept promoted mentors; Ian Fish and Terry Scott. I hope that all my work reflects the forward drive and uplift.
The awards provide an extra drive.
These are two of the pieces I won prizes for: