bowl turning on BBCs Tudor Monastery Farm

Wednesday 9pm sees the start of the new series of Tudor Monastery Farm and the first craft they cover with will be bowl turning. They filmed at my workshop in the spring when Ruth Goodman and the team visited my workshop and I turned some Tudor style dishes for them. Most of the series is filmed at the Weald and Downland Museum where they have had a range of my bowls for many years. It will be nice to see them in use on the TV. There is a trailer on the BBC website here  and here are a bunch of photos of the days filming.


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5 Responses to bowl turning on BBCs Tudor Monastery Farm

  1. Steve Hunt November 14, 2013 at 6:26 pm #

    Just caught the item on TV last night; great looking bowls. I recognised the view looking up Edale.

    It was good to see them using the bowls as well.

    Did you get to keep the hat? all the best.

  2. Darren November 14, 2013 at 7:04 pm #

    Looks cool!

    Michael Wood isn’t a relation?

    Quick question….do you have any of those Sheffield spoon knives left that you made before Spoonfest?

  3. Steve Platt November 15, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    I watched this programme and recognised the buildings and location straight away. Having walked the track a number of times I didnot realise what wasmade here and found it very interesting. I might consider a course for next year.

  4. Derek November 16, 2013 at 12:57 pm #

    Hi, I wish they shown more of you and your work with fewer repeated shots of 3 monks walking up a cathedral nave!

  5. Zach Beauvais November 23, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

    I enjoyed that programme very much! When I read its summary on the iPlayer, I thought: “I’ll bet there’s wood-turning in here!”

    Then, I was happy when they said: “… aptly named:” I said: “Robin Wood!”

    My wife asked how I’d have possibly known that 🙂