I am seventeen years old, and live in a remote glen at the fringes of the Cairngorms. I have always been drawn to the unique patterns in different woods which inspired me to start woodturning 3 years ago.
I began practicing on my tutors wood lathe and the moment I started I loved it!
I think it is great when experienced tutors pass on their skill and knowledge to the younger generation, that keeps craftsmanship alive and skills are not forgotten in our age of technology.
I am inspired by nature and organic design and my wood turned items reveal subtle sensitivity to material and form. All of my wood is sourced locally and searching for unique stumps, burls and tree crotches is part of the creation of my wood work.
During the covid-19 pandemic I have been challenging myself with more complex projects and am now mainly working on much larger pieces which I turn on my Wadkin RU pattern makers lathe.
This has given rise to many new and creative ideas and I continuously work on achieving the new goals I set for myself.
Arun's Session Details
In this demonstration Arun will show you the steps and techniques he uses to create one of his unique wall sculptures, showing the full process from start to finish.
It will incorporate mounting and rough turning the large uneven piece of burl Birch on his rare Wadkin RU18 patten maker’s lathe, including sanding, oiling, and applying gold guiding wax.
This demonstration can inspire your own creativity to work with and out of the uniqueness of the material, teaching you techniques to bring forth the special qualities inherent in each piece.