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Wood Turned Smoking Snowman & Christmas Tree
The Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre

Friday 22 & Saturday 23 November (2-day workshop) | 10am – 4pm | £90

First mentioned in 1830, ‘German Smokers’ are decorative incense burners that have become a staple in German Christmas decorations. The hollowed-out belly of the turned figure holds a small cone shaped incense which, when lit, allows clouds of smoke to puff out of the figurine’s mouth to make the character look like he/she is smoking a pipe.

This two–day course with experienced tutor Jim Kelly is suitable for those who have attended a Beginner’s Course or who have some experience of woodturning.

During the two days, the emphasis will be on accuracy and fitting together of components. Two projects will be completed, a smoking snowman and a Christmas tree. The participant will also be introduced to methods of design proportions, golden mean, finish this will lead to all the knowledge required to complete the Christmas tree.

Each participant will have the use of a lathe and safety equipment will be provided. Tools will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own tools. A Pro-edge sharpening system will be available throughout the two days. All materials, finishes and a bench grinder will be provided, however, participants should bring an overall/apron/old shirt to protect their clothes.

This workshop can host one wheelchair user or those who need to be seated. PLEASE INFORM THE BOX OFFICE AT THE TIME OF BOOKING IF YOU REQUIRE THIS FACILITY.

Max No: 6 | Suitable for age 16+ | Tutor: Jim Kelly (Irish Wood Turners Guild – Ulster Chapter)