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"The Woodturner's Paradise"



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For previous news see my blog page Creative Turning Blog

7 October 2018: In an effort to get more people involved in woodturning, Creative Turning became involved in the training of artists in Mfuze at the South Luanga National Park in Zambia. The picture shows them working on the Creative Turning CT175VS1 lathe.

Rufus picture

7 October 2018: Unfortunately I was not able to demonstrate at the AWSA Symposium as I had a retina detachment which required an emergency operation at on the morning of my demonstration but I was fortunate that two of my entries was awarded "Best on show" and "Second place in best on show"

First place: "Earth, Wind and Fire"

 Earth, Wind and Fire

20 September 2018: I will be demonstrating at the AWSA in Wilderness which takes place from 21 to 24 September. For more details visit the AWSA website at http://awsa.org.za/


About Creative Turning

Carel van der Merwe is a woodturner that creates unique pieces by exploring and enhancing the natural beauty of wood by means of texturing, burning and colouring. He is always looking for design opportunities in natural flaws in wood as created by nature and is well known for his Hollow forms, Natural edge bowls and coloured turnings.

Carel has trained with a number of leading international woodturners to hone his turning technique and skills. Together with his love of tools and machines (he is a trained engineer) he is also selling woodturning tools based on his experience. With the training courses offered, he is able to advise woodturners on the correct techniques and tools required.

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