Archive | bowls and bowlturning

one for the whisky drinkers

I have just finished this rather fine quaich for a special order from a customer in Sweden. It may look just like the normal quaich on my website untill you see it alongside the one I use myself. It is a big brother quaich. Although I have been making quaiches for a couple of years […]

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props for Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood

Last year I made a lovely set of bowls and mazers for Ridley Scott’s medieval film “Nottingham” then at the last minute it was canceled due to the pending actors strike. I just heard that it is up and running again and starts filming in 5 weeks. Russel Crowe is Robin Hood and Cate Blanchett […]

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baby bowl

A couple of years ago I was contacted by a researcher studying Viking bowls from excavations in Dublin. Her research was interrupted by maternity leave but we are now back in touch and here is a picture of 1 year old Aoife with her wooden bowl, a copy of a medieval design but still working […]

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turning demonstration Shefield

Last week I took the lathe in to Sheffield and did a demonstration for the local woodturning club. I am on a bit of a mission to try and convert folk to making a wooden bowl and eating their breakfast from it. Whenever I do a demonstration or talk to a turners group I start […]

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