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Tuesday 21st March: Emma Cook – Registered Professional Turner:

Emma is an artistic woodturner known as ‘The Tiny Turner’. (She is 4ft 10 inches tall!). Emma is in her 30s, has been woodturning since she was 16, and has a degree in design. She is a popular demonstrator at clubs and exhibitions throughout the UK and makes a welcome return to our club.

Tuesday 18th April:  Joey Richardson MA – 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. In 2018 Joey gained an MA in Fine Art at Lincoln University. Her work is exhibited in many galleries, notably in America.

Tuesday 16th May: Andy Rounthwaite:

Andy is based in Doncaster, where he produces an eclectic mix of turnings from artistic pieces to bespoke architectural commissions and small production runs.

Tuesday 20th June: 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 18 July: Dennis Wake: Registered Professional Turner

Dennis, from Hartlepool, joins us for the first time. He is a professional woodturner and AWGB qualified tutor with 20 years’ experience. He has been demonstrating around the country for the last 10 years.

Tuesday August 15th Margaret Garrard – Registered Professional Turner.

Margaret resides in Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales. She is 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 our club.

Tuesday September 19th:  Chris Parker, Registered Professional Woodturner:

Chris, who is from Leyland, Lancashire, joins us for the first time. He specialises in artistic woodturning, using texturing and colouring techniques.

Tuesday October 17th: Mick Hanbury – Registered Professional Turner.

Mick is from Leicester, where he offers a range of courses in his well-equipped workshop. He is a 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 November 21st: Chris Fisher – Registered Professional Turner:

Chris, known as the ‘Blind Woodturner’, is from Chorley, Lancashire.  He lost his sight in 2008, over the course of four weeks. Four years later, after rehabilitation to learn how to do everyday activities again and coming to terms with being blind, Chris took up woodturning. He turned his first commission in 2014, going on to become a full-time self-employed woodturner in 2018. In July 2019, he became the first blind woodturner to be accepted on to the Register of Professional Turners (RPT) and has been featured several times by the BBC.

Chris travels around the country giving woodturning demonstrations to inspire and motivate people – no matter what their circumstances – to achieve their full potential. His mission is to exceed the expectations of what others perceive disabled people can accomplish, and to prove to himself and the world that having a disability isn’t the end – it’s just a new beginning.

Tuesday December 19th: Rick Dobney, Registered Professional Turner:

Rick is from Chesterfield and has been a member of Sheffield Woodturning Club for many years. In 2017 he became an approved demonstrator of the Associate of Woodturners of Great Britain. He demonstrates to clubs and other events around the UK. Rick provides tuition from his well-equipped workshop, where he also takes on commissions for private and commercial clients.


Tuesday January 16th:  Ian Carress, Woodturner and Mechanical Engineer:

Ian is Chairman of East Yorkshire Woodturners and has been woodturning since 2005.

Tuesday February 20th: Annual General Meeting (members only).

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