filming and turning

I spent yesterday filming with the BBC in the workshop and turning a nice nest of bowls. Stopped on way home and dropped them in a clump of heather, I love to see it in flower.

The beeb are doing a series on Heritage at Risk and it sounds like it will be a good mix of old buildings and what I tend to call living heritage. The Heritage Crafts Association have been feeding them lots of nice stories and they spent all day filming at Portland Works. John Craven is the presenter, we filmed 3 hours which will make about 2 minutes if I am lucky, it goes out next March.

This is the biggest bowl from the nest I turned I was rather pleased with it, I had in mind the big bowl from the Mary Rose which is on the cover of my book.

5 Responses to filming and turning

  1. TGH August 19, 2011 at 11:46 am #

    Robin, they are beautiful. Thanks for being an inspiration to a novice at carving and all things wood. I look forward to seeing you on the box in March…

  2. Brian August 19, 2011 at 7:05 pm #

    More than just bowls, they look fantastic in the heather . Are they spalted beech? 🙂

  3. Gorges Smythe August 20, 2011 at 12:32 am #

    Nice bowls; and congratulations on being part of trying to preserve your heritage.

  4. William de Wyke August 20, 2011 at 3:05 am #

    Oh my, are they for sale?

  5. flyingshavings August 21, 2011 at 8:02 am #

    Great spalting.Hope you're leg's recovered, must be very hard work!