Max Carey Trust, turning weekend for all abilities
Friday to Sunday 12th – 14th October
For all those Turners with a big “T” who would like to try their hand at turning or to those of you that would like to improve your turning skills, the Events Committee are very pleased to announce that they have arranged another turning weekend at the Max Carey Trust turning workshop in Portishead Bristol. The weekend will follow the same format as the previous very successful visits. Those attending will travel down during the day on Friday and meet up with some of the instructors for an evening dinner on Friday. You will be greeted bright and early (around 8.45 am) on Saturday morning and taken to the Max Carey Trust for a full day’s tuition and training on the lathe.
This is an excellent opportunity to get some quality instruction with a 2:1 ratio of students to instructors. The day will conclude around 5.00 pm when you will return to your hotel before meeting with the instructors for dinner at a local restaurant. Sunday follows a similar format with the day ending around 4.00 pm having celebrated the turning achievements of the attendees. This is open to all members of the Company, their families and friends so why not introduce your nearest and dearest to the delights of working with wood. Again it would be helpful if you could let me know if you would like to be considered for this visit. At this stage there is no obligation but it would help if I could get some idea of the level of interest.
Indicative costs for the weekend are likely to be in the region of £350 per person for accommodation meals and tuition, this is reduced slightly for two people sharing.
About the Max Carey Woodturning Trust
Max Carey was a proficient woodturner for 70 years, providing encouragement and advice to would be turners over the decades. Always keen to develop new talent he provided the right solution to any problem. His own natural ability together with creative and artistic flare enabled him to tutor both new and experienced turners alike.
Max’s vision led him to create the ‘Mill’, a former joinery shop which had been unused for many years. Initially he invited members of the Avon and Bristol Woodturners to use his workshop, providing a focal point for new and experienced turners to meet, learn and develop their skills in the art of woodturning.
The Max Carey Woodturning Trust was formed to enable the facilities at the Mill to be available for the benefit of future generations of woodturners.