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Irish Woodturners Guild News

Craobh Cuig Deag One Day Seminar - July 14th 2012

Mar
22

...Is booked for 14th July, and our main turner will be Nick Agar,  
 
Woodturning artist Nick Agar's large-scale, multi-textured turned wood sculptures, created at his riverside studio and gallery in Devon, have earned him a reputation for producing highly individual, beautifully crafted art. Nick has inspired many woodturners with his work and has traveled across the world to demonstrate his skills With more than 23 years experience.
He has a great understanding of his medium . Choosing burrs and intriguing wind blown or dead timber for the majority of his work, - exposing natures treasures beneath the bark. Inspired by organic forms, pottery, and his natural surroundings, he specialises in hollow forms , large diameter work, and surface enhancement .
He is renowned for his wall sculptures in particular. His award-winning work often incorporates carving, weaving and metalwork.
See more @ www.turningintoart.com

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Craobh Eo Seminar - 5th May 2012

Mar
08

5th May 2012 from 09 30 to 17 00 Mick Hanbury from Nottinghamshire Seamus Cassidy from Co. Meath The Old Schoolhouse, Aghamore Co. Mayo A full programme including Meals and Breaks and Competitions With Trade Stands in attendanceCost will be Members €60.00, Visitors €70.00 Students €30.00 Contact Willie Creighton 0872589974 ..

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Ulster Chapter Seminar - 9th Jun 2012

Mar
05

Margaret Garrard from Yorkshire Margaret was drawn into woodturning after visiting a friend and trying her hand at turning in his shed at the bottom of the garden. She then became a member of the Jorvik woodturning club. This club influenced her in her early days as it provided her with challenges that would stretch her abilities, and they did, as she won many 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes at the competitions. Margaret then started to enter national competitions and won prizes there also. Margaret has gained her knowledge of woodturning from her club, further education classes and visiting shows and symposiums. She also won a first prize at the International woodturning exhibition at the NEC, which took her to la Moulin in France for some tuition with Mick Hanbury. Binh Pho visited England in 2005 and she, with others, spent three days with him. This time with Binh has influenced her work today and she is always interested in gaining more information about the art of woodturning. Come and see Margaret giving a full day demonstration at The Woodshed, Templepatrick, Co. Antrim 9th June 2012 from 09 30 to 17 00 A full programme including meals and breaks Competitions for Open, and Novice class Separate classes for Artistic, Spindle and Faceplate work. The Woodshed will be our Trade Stand £35 members, £40 non-members Booking will be essential so send your cheque to Robin Graham, 60 Rhone Road, Dungannon, BT71 7EW

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IWG Lapel Pins available

Mar
02

These silver IWG lapel pins are available from the IWG Treasurer at only 10  Euros each.

Contact Sean directly here and select "Hon Treasurer"

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IWG AGM

Feb
24

To be held in Collins Barracks, Co Dublin on Sunday Feb 26th starting at 14:00

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New Site

Feb
15

Due to the vulnerablities in the old site software, leading to a number of hacks, I have moved everything to a new CMS - Drupal. Things should be a lot more secure now, and we should have no more issues !

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