Join us for this lively 1-day introduction to woodturning with ace turner Kevin Hutson.
During this lesson, you will get a chance to turn a door knob while learning the following:
Setting up your lathe
Sharpening turning gouges
Fundamentals of turning
Once you have mastered these techniques you can turn your own tool handles, bowls, and table legs.
Kevin Hutson - Bio
My love for wood started when l enrolled in a five-year carpentry & joinery apprenticeship with a well-established company in Brighton East Sussex. After five years l passed my City & Guilds and Advanced City & Guilds at the Brighton College of Technology.
A period working as a freelance draughtsman for an architectural joinery design company gave me the skill to draw 3D designs.
I have been woodturning for 47 years and professionally for 36 of them. In that time my work has varied from turning large structural oak columns, supplying square edge salad bowls to Harrods and John Lewis, l think 500 or more, and turning large circular mirror frames, ranging from 90cm to 130cm in diameters, for the American market.
With that experience, I started to give demonstrations to woodturning Associations and Societies across the country. In 2020 I was made an Honourable member of the Ash Down Woodturning Association in East Sussex.
I also enjoy and love art, which l have started to incorporate into more creative woodturning, with emphasis on the aesthetic and movement within the wood. This has become my full-time passion, incorporating influences from sculptures by Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, and David Nash together with one of my other interests, Japanese architecture, and costume.
Over the years I’ve established a very good relationship with top craft galleries throughout the UK, who now buy and exhibit my work.
My workshop is situated on the Borde Hill estate in West Sussex, l have enjoyed woodturning there for the last 25 years, together with teaching my craft on a one-to-one basis.
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