Ryedale Woodturners


CLUB COMPETITIONS

At the 2014 AGM, John Whiteley proposed a monthly competition on club demonstration nights, and offered to sponsor a prize. Gordon Malan seconded and volunteered to donate to the prize fund as well.

Competition categories agreed so far are as follows:

July 2015 A goblet.

Turned wooden goblets

Four goblets of varying styles..

June 2015 An off-centre piece.

Bud vases and weed pots

Eight wobbly pieces for consideration this time.

May 2015 Something coloured

Decorated globe Flowers in a vase

Sadly only five entries this time, and these only from three people.

The winner once again was Brian Wrigglesworth with a coloured leaf patterned globe on a pedestal.

More photos

April 2015 Natural edge

Decorated bowls
A better turn out, with seven entries. .The winning piece is in the middle - the small goblet, by Keith Hart. More photos...

March 2015 Decorated bowl

Decorated bowls
Only two pieces for this one. On the left an example of turned paint by Ron Robinson. On the right, the winner, a pyrographed platter by Brian Wrigglesworth. More photos...

 

February 2015 Hollow form

Bud vases and weed pots

Down to just four entries this time. The winning piece is on the right, by Brian Wrigglesworth. More photos...

January 2015 Candle holder

Bud vases and weed pots

January's category was candle holder. Not too many entries, but as always some variety in the interpretation of the category. The winner is the spalted beech involuted piece on the right above, by Brian Wrigglesworth. More photos...

December 2014
Hollow Form, Spindle, or Other

Bud vases and weed pots

The Christmas competition this year saw a change to format, with three categories on offer, and one winner from each selected by members' votes. The categories were Hollowform (shown above), Spindle Work, and "Other".

Around 30 pieces were submitted, and as always the standard was very high, with some finely crafted pieces in delightful timbers, with a great variety and originality in the interpretation of the category descriptors. More photos...

November 2014
A bud vase or weed pot

Bud vases and weed pots

The second competition saw eight weed pots or bud vases, once again varied in style and interpretation.

The pieces were judged at half time by, I think, Graham Harker, Vince Lees and someone else?, using a scoring system based on five categories. (No one has yet passed on the descriptors the descriptors?) The winner was a tall vase with sloping cut-off neck, enhanced by holding a turned tulip, by Keith Hart, who received a £5 woodstore token as a prize. In second place was a vase with painted floral decoration at its base (I didn't catch whose this was, and in third place a plain small vase in yew by Steve Fearnley. More photos...

October 2014 A Bowl

Turned wooden bowls

The first competition saw eight very impressive bowl entries, very varied in style and interpretation of the category.

The pieces were judged at half time by Dave Lowe, Ron Robinson and Terry Taylor (is this correct?), using a scoring system based on five categories. (Perhaps Sue will give me the descriptors?) The winner was a winged bowl by Gordon Malan, who received a £5 woodstore token as a prize. In second place was Keith Hart's segmented bowl, and in third place a mounted double bowl burr by John Whitehead. More photos ...