With large scale, multi-textured turned wood sculptures, Nick has earned a reputation for producing highly individual, beautifully crafted art combining woodturning with other artistic techniques. He is exhibiting widely and appearing at international conferences both as a demonstrator and a judge. His work has also featured on the BBC and ITV lifestyle television programmes. Join us on our visit to his workshop in Devon!
Follow us to the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, northern Sweden! We meet ice sculptor Tjåsa, one of the many artists who create this amazing project. Every year a whole new hotel is built – fully made of naturally frozen ice. Of course, we also talk sharpening and sharp tools!
Join us as we go fishing with Per Fritzell at one of his favourite places outside Lindesberg, Sweden. Back home, his Tormek get the work done sharpening up the filleting knife before preparing dinner. His son Nils with friend Rasmus give us a good hand in the kitchen (thanks guys). To Swedes, Per is a well-known and appreciated actor, comedian and musician, famous from "Galenskaparna" – But who knew he also makes wooden knives. He's sharp!
Glenn Lucas' classic bowls, turned by hand from Irish native wood, can be found in quality outlets all over the world. He balances his bowl production with an extensive teaching programme run from his Woodturning Study Centre in beautiful County Carlow, Ireland. As an experienced and well-respected teacher, he is a sought after name for international woodturning conventions and training programs. Join us on our visit to his workshop where he also shares his personal tips on using the Tormek Sharpening System.
Learn the story of the original Dala horse from Dalarna, Sweden and see how the woodcarvers keep their knives sharp. These guys sharpen 50-60 knives a day! Each horse is a true hand craft, carved and painted by hand since generations.
Since 1996, Carsten has worked full time as a professional woodcarver. His work ranges from restoration of precious 1700th Century pieces to modern furniture prototypes for well-known designers. But he is mostly famous for his unique design of mirrors, chandeliers and pepper mills, all hand made by him in his workshop in Österlen, Sweden.
Under the name of Sundberg Guitars, David has supplied many of Sweden's most talented artists with handmade guitars of the highest quality, like Lars Winnerbäck, Ane Brun and Ulf Wakenius to mention a few. You will also find Sundberg Guitars outside of Sweden. Ryan Adams, Mark Olson, Sivert Höyem and Frode Alnaes are just a few of David's international customers. Every guitar that leaves his workshop is unique and specifically made to fit the requirements for each individual customer.
As one of Sweden's most experienced and skilled woodturners, Kurt has demonstrated turning at seminars and exhibitions in many countries and contributed to articles in both Swedish and international magazines. His work ranges from custom made orders to small series production. If you visit Stockholm, you can find his work in the Skansen shop.