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Jun
08

We are on Facebook now - Find us by searching for Irish Woodturners Guild.

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Glenn Lucas - Bowl Turning Technique

Jun
07

Glenn Lucas' new DVD - Bowl Turning Technique has just been released, in which Glenn shares his unique approach to turning bowls with clear and detailed footage of techniques developed by him. Glenn takes a detailed look at each task, from maintaining the chainsaw to achieving the ultimate tool finish.

More details from Glenn's Site http://www.glennlucas.com/dvd.html

Glenn talks about his new DVD below.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iul1_nU2eAM

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Craobh Cuig Deag One Day Seminar

May
25

Booking form available now - Here

Places limited to first 70.

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Woodwork Machinary and Woodturning Show

May
13

At W.H.Raitt and Son's, Stranorlar, Co Donegal,

23rd September  11am - 7pm
24th September  9am to 2pm

Demonstrators and Exhibitors TBA.

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Summer Camps at Joe Laird Woodturning

May
10

Joe Laird's Summer camps for youths are designed for children between the age of 12 and 19 years. This is a fantastic opportunity for younger people to be introduced to the ancient craft of wood turning.

The course will consist of five three hour classes over a period of five days. The class size is limited to five students per class... so early booking is advisable.

See here for more details

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Mastercrafter - new RTÉ TV series and opportunity for amateur crafts people

May
06

Big Mountain Productions are working with the Craft Council of Ireland on a new series for RTÉ that will crown one amateur craftsperson, the Mastercrafter of 2011.

There are six shows in the series. The first five shows will place fifteen apprentices on an intensive two-week residential course in the discipline of their choice: Ceramics, Glass, Metal (blacksmithing), Textiles (weaving) or Wood (wood turning)) under the expert guidance of the relevant Master of Craft.

A judging panel will adjudicate reducing fifteen apprentices down to five allowing just one apprentice from each discipline to take a place in the final five.

Show six the grand finale will be recorded in Dublin on 26th & 27th July with the winner of Mastercrafter of 2011 announced later that afternoon.

If you are passionate, creative, hard-working and you feel you have real potential to make it in the craft world, then we would love to hear from you.

To find out more or to apply for Mastercrafter please contact the team on;

Telephone: 048-3083 4046 (ROI)
028-3083 4046 (NI)

Email: mastercrafter@bigmountainproductions.com

Download Application form Word Doc

Download Application form PDF

The closing date is now the 16th May 2011. ( Not 9th as per the application form )


  • You must be over eighteen years of age and living in Ireland.
  • You must not or ever have earned your primary income from your craft.
  • To be eligible for the series you must have foundation level skills in the discipline you are applying for.
  • For full terms and conditions please visit our website – www.bigmountainproductions.com
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