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Tuesday 20th March: Demonstration by Club Chairman, Ian Carress:

Ian who lives in Skidby, is a self-employed engineer manufacturing items for various companies and for renovating obsolete woodworking machines. He demonstrates at various woodturning clubs around the local counties, which he’s being doing for the past 6 years and can be contacted at


Tuesday April 17th: Pete Osborne – Registered Professional Turner.

Pete – who lives in Cumbria – is a former handicraft teacher, after which he became a professional woodturner. He was accepted onto the Register of Professional Turners in 2009 and is a member of the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain. Pete is a popular demonstrator who demonstrates throughout the UK. He also offers tuition in his workshop:


Tuesday 15th May: Joey Richardson – Registered Professional Turner.

Joey, from North Lincolnshire, has gained an international reputation for her artistic creations and makes a welcome return to our club. She demonstrates throughout the UK, and since 2014 has accepted invitations to demonstrate in America, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Belgium and Ireland.

Her work is exhibited in many galleries, notably in America.


Tuesday 19th June: Philip Greenwood – Registered Professional Turner.

Philip is a firm favourite at our club. He resides at Hutton Le Hole, North Yorkshire where he has a craft centre with his wife Wendy, who is a glass and ceramics artist. Philip demonstrates throughout the UK, has written more than 60 magazine articles and offers tuition from his workshop.


Tuesday 17th July: Margaret Garrard – Registered Professional Turner.

Margaret resides in Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales. She is especially noted for her complex pierced and decorated designs. She won a first prize at the International woodturning exhibition at the NEC, which took her to la Moulin in France for tuition. In 2007 The Worshipful Company of Turners awarded a bursary to Margaret to enable her to visit internationally known turner Alain Mailland in France to increase her technical ability. She is an experienced demonstrator and makes a welcome return to out club.


Tuesday 21st August: Richard Findley – Registered Professional Turner.

Richard is from Leicester where he undertakes a wide range of work for architects, furniture makers and restorers, builders and the general public from his workshop. He has written more than 75 magazine articles and has appeared on the front cover of Woodturning magazine. In addition to demonstrating to woodturning clubs around the country, Richard has also demonstrated at major woodturning events worldwide, including the American Association of Woodturners Symposium in Phoenix and Atlanta. We are pleased to welcome him back to our Club once more.


Tuesday 18th: September: Gerry Marlow – Registered Professional Turner.

Gerry is an experienced and popular turner from Dronfield, Derbyshire. He demonstrates widely throughout England, employing a variety of interesting techniques, often using home-constructed jigs and other equipment for offset and multi-centre turning.


Tuesday 16th October: Mick Hanbury – Registered Professional Turner.

Mick is from Leicester, where he offers a range of courses in his well equipped workshop. He is highly skilled artistic turner of many years standing, known for his unique decorative and textured designs. He has written many magazine articles and produced DVD tutorials. He demonstrates at local and national shows in England, USA, Germany, and Ireland and at woodturning clubs throughout the UK.


Tuesday 20th November: Andrew Hall

Andrew is from Durham. After an apprenticeship as a carpenter and joiner, Andrew taught apprentices at three colleges in the North East of England. Since 2002 he’s been teaching and demonstrating woodturning throughout the UK, and in Germany, Belgium and Ireland. He specialises in wooden hats, and more recently, stringed instruments that he calls ‘bluesbowls’. He runs tuition course at his well equipped workshop. He is always a popular demonstrator.


Tuesday 18 December: Nicos Siragas.

We welcome back Nicos Siragas, from Rethymno in the island of Crete, where he runs a gallery and workshop offering tuition courses. Nicos is noted for his unique turned and sculpted artistic creations and has published a book entitled ‘From Tree to Gallery’.



Tuesday 15 January:  Dave Lowe – Registered Professional Turner.

Dave is from Snainton, near Scarborough, where he is able to offer training courses. He demonstrates at clubs and exhibitions throughout the UK and has written several magazine articles.

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