Another “cover” shot!

Caldera.

I guess I’m fluffing my own feathers here a bit, but then why have a blog if you can’t do that. 🙂

Recently I started posting shots of my work on the WoW site (Woodturners on the Web). I have been a member of the site for a couple of years now but it took me until now to post because considering the amazing talent that is displayed there, it’s just a little intimidating. Other members comment either favourably or critically and the criticisms are always constructive, so that’s a good thing.  I finally decided to jump in because of the exposure and opportunity to gain knowledge and insight into my designs.  

Each day there is one piece chosen by a team of seven (one for each day of the week) to be the “cover photo” on the front page of the site. In not much more than a month I have had two “covers”. The first was the collaborative piece with Eric Lofstrom that I posted here earlier. A few days ago I had one of my own picked for the cover: “Caldera”.  I received a lot of favourable comment from not only “normal” people like myself, but also from some of the more prominant folks on the site. Some of these are well respected turners internationally, so that makes me feel pretty good.

As always, I encourage your comments and questions, so please refer to the tag line at the bottom of the article to post a comment.

About Ed Pretty

I am a professional woodturner, specializing in gallery work, commercial work, teaching and demonstrating. I have been turning since 1958, so... a long time. I use this site to present my work to the public at large and to let people know that I am available for teaching private lessons in woodturning. Wood turning is one of my passions (the other is motorcycle touring). It is my desire to pass on everything that I have learned over the years to others so that the craft of woodturning will grow.
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6 Responses to Another “cover” shot!

  1. Peter McLaren says:

    Spectacular piece. Love the rim texture, what is the secret treatment? Is that a fire started by a christmas tree – in the centre?

    • admin says:

      Thanks, Peter. The rim is hammered with a polished nail in a reciprocating carver a la John Jordan – one dent at a time. 🙂 The fire is the usual two-stage dye technique.

  2. Geoff Whaling says:

    As a fellow “normal” woodturner (is there any normal turners?) who posts on WoW they were well deserved covers too. Post more please Ed.

    • admin says:

      Hi Geoff,
      Thank you very much. I’m pretty sure we are all “normal”, having met a few from the stratosphere and found they put there pants on pretty much the same as me. That makes me feel confident that we could all achieve our goals if we work as hard as them.

  3. Andy says:

    amazing piece!

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