Setting goals – always a challenge

Posted by on Jul 12, 2012 in News | No Comments

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:


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