My bowls are “Best in Show”

Last weekend was spent camping at Cusworth Hall near Doncaster. It was the agm of the association of pole lathe turners and green woodworkers. At this annual event I run the workshop area where various people teach 40 minute taster sessions on green wood crafts, I also teach basic knife and axe carving sessions. All these workshops book up in minutes after we open booking at 9.30 in the morning, in fact we normally have quite a queue as we are getting everything ready. It is great though to see people getting hands on rather than just watching other people working.


As part of the event the organisers run competitions for a variety of classes of green woodwork. This year I decided to enter my nest of bowls which I turned 50 years to the day after George Lailey “the last bowlturner” died. see here

Not only did I win the “best turned treen” category but also the “best in show”. I was rather pleased as this category has always been won before by a fine armchair, it felt a fitting tribute to George Lailey.

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3 Responses to My bowls are “Best in Show”

  1. MackTheKnife May 14, 2009 at 7:42 pm #

    Congratulations, Robin! It looks like a good time was had by all.Bob

  2. The Great Ethan Allen May 15, 2009 at 8:36 am #

    Congrats on the best in show. It’s rewarding to win an award at an event. It lets ya know that there are other folks out there that appriciate your work. Well done!

  3. doug Fitch May 17, 2009 at 9:23 am #

    Many congratulations RW

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