Wood Turning and other wood matters

Life as a woodturner can be fun and hard work. I always say that wood turners don't make mistakes they have design opportunities. Well sometimes. This blog will perhaps give some insight to the ups and downs.It will be fed by both me (Pete) and my partner & wife Mo who collaborates and acts as quality control. Hope you find it interesting and perhaps a little amusing

Someone will like it......

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Sometimes as artists and crafts people we make something that we really like but for some reason it just doesn't sell. Our attitude is to make sure it is of good quality and if so simply be patient. When it is a matter of taste then someone somewhere will come along and spot it and fall in love. Classic example is this piece. Broken amphora with gold and silver pouring out of it....OK pewter that has been gilded in places. It has been through several different trials as far as a base is concerned and finished on a revolving mirror so it could  be seen from iunderneath and moved around. Today someone saw it on the website and came over and bought it. Off to a new home. Moral of the story is don't assume that things will sell straight away, especially artistic work, not everyone has the same taste in design and sometimes we need to just be patient.

pewter amphora (4)

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