March 2020 Demonstrator - Dave Appleby

Dave plans to demonstrate making an ebonised ash bowl with a pewter rim and base so we will be poring pewter into moulds and doing it 'Blue Peter' style to keep it in the time frame.

Dave Appleby – Woodturner

Working with wood and woodturning has always been an important part of my life and although it was not my main career it remained an integral part of my leisure time and I took every chance to increase my skills. In 2001 I decided to immerse myself in woodturning as a full time business.

The woods I use are almost entirely from recycled and sustainable sources. Some have been rescued from the log pile or from local orchards, farms and gardens. Inspired by organic forms and natural surroundings I allow the beauty of the wood to suggest the shape and purpose of the piece.

I take commissions for special items, demonstrate and teach in local woodturning clubs and can offer 1 to 1 tuition at my workshop in Long Sutton, Nr Langport, Somerset.

I am a Registered Professional Turner, a member of The Somerset Guild of Craftsmen and the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain.

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