Creating an Irish Hardwood Ornament

Tralee, Ireland

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This is a more hands on demonstration for a guest where you will each sand, seal, wax embellish and finish a turned piece to your own specifications to take home with you.

Due to the complexity and skill required to turn one of my Hanging Ornaments, I will turn the decoration from a wood blank into its final shape in two stages as you watch.

In order for you to be able to do the following stages yourself, I will demonstrate how to:
Fully sand the piece
Add colour to your piece
Embellish the grain with gold wax
Apply the overcoat of High Gloss
Add the hook eye and ribbon which you will choose for yourself

Some of these steps are quite difficult so if at any stage if you cannot complete a step I will help you or do it for you.

In the last few years I have become very well known for my Hanging Ornament decorations & they have moved on from the earlier natural grain versions to a mixture of colour and natural grain.

You can buy some of my Hanging Ornaments in the shops but it is far more special to be involved in the making of one yourself!

There may be an opportunity to view some finished pieces afterwards for a few minutes. Please request a viewing when booking so products can be set up for you.
This is a more hands on demonstration for a guest where you will each sand, seal, wax embellish and finish a turned piece to your own specifications to take home with you.

Due to the complexity and skill required to turn one of my Hanging Ornaments, I will turn the decoration from a wood blank into its final shape in two stages as you watch.

In order for you to be able to do the following stages yourself, I will demonst…

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I am a member of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland and the Original Kerry Craft group. I have been turning since 1996 and became a professional in 2015.

I specialize in rescuing fallen Irish Hardwood, then processing it into rough form for drying and then finishing it as something beautiful with a unique story.

My style of turning suits my personality. I get bored of repetition and I like to go with the flow. When I see an interesting grain pattern emerge on the lathe I try to feature it as much as possible. I don't like using guides or templates.

Teaching is the next logical progression for me. It took years for me to hone my craft and that is something that can be shared and passed on. I also like to talk about the importance of responsible and sustainable hardwood tree management.
I am a member of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland and the Original Kerry Craft group. I have been turning since 1996 and became a professional in 2015.

I specialize in rescuing fallen Irish Hardwood, then processing it into rough form for drying and then finishing it as something beautiful with a unique story.

My style of turning suits my personality. I get bored of repetition and I like to go with the flow. When I see an interesting grain pattern emerge on the lathe…
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Aqala kwi-$51umntu ngamnye

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Most of this tour will be conducted in my main workshop but I may be able to give you a brief tour of my other workshop, kilns and woodstores at the end if there is time. There may also be an opportunity to look at some of my finished pieces.

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Jasimah
2019 Novemba
David made the experience very special for my parents and I. He walked us through his collection of work and a brief background about general woodwork. Very approachable and patient with all our questions. David is also a clear educator, teaching us step by step, explaining how and why we needed to do things in specific ways. At the same time he gave us space to explore and be creative in creating our little piece of ornament. He didn't rush us in any way and was very generous with his time, despite being busy with lots of projects awaiting. David definitely has much passion and respect for the work he does. I could go on and on, but all in all, this was an experience unforgettable :) I highly recommend everyone to experience this activity!

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Clothes that can get dusty and possibly dirty. You will be in an active woodturner's workshop where there is dust and shavings.
Flat soled closed shoes, high heels and sandals are not permitted for Health and Safety reasons.
The colour dye can mark clothes and skin. The stain may not come out of the clothes but will wash off skin in a day or two. I can supply gloves to minimize this.
Your own face mask per social distancing guidelnes

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