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2012 Update

admin August 14th, 2012

This year has started off rather slowly…the market for sales seems very soft so sales of my works is slow. As a result I have not been pushing very hard to produce new items. I have been doing a lot of planning and prepping of segmented bowls which are a great deal of fun.

Entered the WGO Annual Salon and had a real shocker when I won 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize in the Bowl and Platters category.

Awards

I recently uploaded some of my platter images to a well read website Wild Over Wood which is well read by all the wood turners in North America and received some wonderful accolades and very inspiring comments. As a result I was invited by the American Association of Wood Turners to submit some images for their Quarterly Magazine. A few months after (I had forgot all about it) I received the magazine with a 2 page editorial of my work. That was very motivating for me to pursue new ideas. See the new segmented bowls done this year in the Gallery section.

AAW Article

2010 A Year in Review

admin February 16th, 2011

After a very successful show at the Toronto Outdoor Art Show at Nathan Phillips Square I was invited by the Ontario Crafts Council to submit a number of my pieces at their Guild Shop – 118 Cumberland Street.Toronto.

Drop by and have a look if you are in the area.

  • Gallery Meta 4 in Port Perry  Ontario also accepted a large number of pieces to display and sell in their store.
  • After along drive in the summer to Tweed Ontario I submitted a few more pieces to Gallery 747 as the last pieces all sold.
  • In December the newly formed Toronto Wood turners Guild had their 2nd Annual salon competition.I was fortunate to win 2 awards in the Intermediate Platter and Innovative categories.
  • I have decided to move in a new direction away from platters and have started designing and turning Shallow Bowls with segmented rims and bases.Log in to view my new work in the near future in the NEW GALLERY

Toronto Outdoor Art Show – July 9,10 & 11 2010

admin June 29th, 2010

  • YOU ARE INVITED….
  • To view the new pieces on display and for sale at Toronto’s Largest outdoor art show at Nathan Philips Square July 9,10 & 11
  • This is the first public show that my work will be on display and for sale.
  • Looking forward to seeing you

Wood turners Guild Of Ontario Annual Salon

admin June 29th, 2010

  • 2010 Wood turners Guild Of Ontario annual Salon ( competition) was held in May.
  • The guest Judge was world renown wood turner Bonnie Klein.
  • Ron was fortunate to win a 1st place, a 2nd place,in the Bowl Platter Category,and 1st and  3rd place  awards in the Innovative Category for 4 platters submitted in the Novice section. A 1st place and 2nd place was awarded for best in the overall Novice category.
  • The judges have now demanded that Ron has to move up to a higher category for the next competition…as it was overheard “its becoming way to easy for Ron to win with his new found love for mixing and laminating exotic woods ! “

2009 A Year in Review

admin March 17th, 2010

  • 2009 proved to be a very rewarding and challenging year for my first year as a wood turner.
  • In August 2009 I was encouraged to join the American Association of Wood turners and have listed 6 pieces on the prestigious website which has a viewing of over 30,000 people world wide.
  • In September 2009 4 pieces were entered in the 30th Annual Ontario Wood Carvers Show and I was fortunate to win 4 Honorable mentions and a 1st Prize in the Bowl/Platter Category.
  • In December 2009 a 1st and 3rd Prize in the Toronto Wood turners Guild Annual Competition were awarded to 2 of my pieces.

  • In January & February 2010 Art for All Canada requested 12 pieces for a gallery in down town Toronto.
  • A number of galleries have expressed a keen interest in carrying my work, notably Gallery 767 in Tweed Ontario has sold 4 pieces and Meta 4 Gallery in Port Perry will be taking a large number of pieces for sale.
  • I was also delighted to be commissioned to make a board game “Tigers and Goats ” for a friend which was made from Walnut and Maple 18″ x 18″ x 1″ Thick.

Many of my pieces were sold privately to friends and associates.

Thank you all very much for your support and inspiration.

A large number of new works have been added to my new Gallery 3 and the work continues .

Please take time to review my new updated pdf catalog. (Download from this site)

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