Yet again there was a lot of competition at this years turning competition with the winner of the John Owen Shield (formerly ‘Turner of theYear’) going to Ray Thomas. Ray was awarded this for also winning the Advanced category with a beautiful trinket box. The intermediate competition was won by Norman Poole and the beginners by Jim Lloyd. Well done to all entrants.
During the December 2015 Meeting, the first of an annual competition was held. The competition was open to all members and split into three categories to ensure everyone had the chance of winning one of the £50 prizes up grabs.
- Novices – for new turners having been turning for less than a year (Turn a candlestick)
- Intermediate – Been turning more than a year but less than 3 Years (Turn a box)
- Advanced – Been turning more than 3 years (Turn anything)
Every single entry was deserved of the a prize but there could only be one winner in each category that was achieved by members dropping tokens next to their choice and the winner of the Advanced category also becoming ‘Turner of the Year’.