Ryedale Woodturners


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:

  • October 2014 Bowl
  • November 2014 Weed pot / bud vase
  • December 2014 Christmas competition, 3 categories:
    1 Hollow form; 2 Spindle turning; 3 Other
  • January 2015 Candle Holder
  • February 2015 Vase / Hollow form
  • March 2015 Decorated bowl
  • April 2015 Natural edge item
  • May 2015 A coloured item
  • June 2015 An off-centre piece
  • July 2015 A goblet

July 2015
A goblet.

Turned wooden goblets

The tenth competition saw just four off-centre pieces submitted for judgement, as always varied in style and interpretation.

The winner was number 3 above, which looks like a deep coloured spalted beech?


Turned wooden goblet

Gordon Malan's winning goblet

Turned wooden goblet

Not sure of the timber - ebonised ash perhaps?

Turned wooden goblet

This one looks like laburnum?

Turned wooden goblet

A pierced version, definitely no use for drinking. Perhaps inspired by Mick Hanbury's demonstration last month?