Craft Fest Northwest is a festival held each year in County Sligo celebrating craft in the region. The general aim of the festival is to engage the public in the crafts and workshops demonstrations and group events will take place throughout the month of June. As part of Craftfest we are delighted to present a Masterclass with renowned bowl maker Glenn Lucas. Glenn will be appearing at the Factory Theater in Sligo town on Saturday the 15th June. There will be three demos on the day at 12 o clock,1 o clock and 2 o clock. Entry to each demonstration is €5 and you will be entered into a raffle to win one of Glenns bowls at the end of each demo. All proceeds from the day go to North West Hospice. Tickets can be bought on the day or in advance by calling Matt Jones on 0857217063
"I had a walnut bowl that I had started to hollow out, but never finished. It developed several severe cracks in it. I first cut the bowl into five pieces: three that I would keep and two with the cracks that I would not. I needed to remake those two pieces. I did this by making a completely second segmented bowl with the same overall form as the original walnut bowl. I could cut out the pieces that I need for the first bowl out of the new bowl"