I started planning the day before with daughter JoJo turning a bowl so I could check out how long it would take, how the wood was working and sharpen up my tools.
Today the National Trust were flying a helicopter up and down the valley airlifting sacks of stone onto the moor for footpath work. I know on camera you are supposed to do soundbites but we had 1 1/2 minutes quiet whilst they were loading down the hill then 2 minutes noise then 3 minutes quiet whilst they were up the hill and 2 minutes noise again all day.
crew setting up.
Paul launching in with huge enthusiasm
Close attention of camera and sound men.
outside nearly done.
hollowing the inside
Paul is genuinely passionate about traditional crafts and has agreed to be patron of the Heritage Crafts Association.
If you are inspired to have a go at carving yourself I have bowl carving and spoon carvoing courses coming up with spaces details here
Or if you’d rather just buy a nice bowl and spoon have a look in the gallery here