What a brilliant day . Stephen was a very professional and patient in his teaching . Left you get on with it , but was there every time to give advice when needed . Made 2 lovely bowls , thanks to the guidance of Stephen, would highly recommend.
I could not have been more delighted with the tutoring, skill, depth of knowledge, patience, manner, and one2one training from Stephen!
My 8-hour day was full of hands-on training guidance, I was extensively allowed to get on and 'do it', but with Stephen's quiet patient way of not obviously observing, but clearly doing so, and where appropriate intervening in the most tactful way to guide me where I was deviating from the more appropraite approach & technique he had shown me.
I completed & oiled two excellent bowls (6" and 9") in the day, I was chuffed to bits, and I came away with a huge increase in my understanding of the approach, use of tools, the techniques to use each tool, and the broader considerations of the tools wood turning (and tool sharpening) which will allow me to continue at wood-turning near my home. After a lot more hours in front of a lathe, I know I will return to Stephen for an advanced session to hone my skill based upon his wealth of experience & knowledge.
I recommend Stephen to anyone, beginner, novice, or experienced wood-turner wanting to improve. D
Response from Bodden Cross Studio:Thank you David. I look forward to seeing you again very soon.
I spent the day wood turning with Stephen, in the morning spun a small bowl and in the afternoon a larger bowl.
Stephen has years of experience as is willing to share his skills. The studio is fantastic, lots of interesting looking wood, tools and projects. He was good at demonstrating a technique and the allowing me to do it on my own.
I thoroughly enjoyed the day look forward to my next bowl.