Mandurah Woodturners urges crafty locals to explore their creative side

Mandurah Woodturners urges crafty locals to explore their creative side. Photo: Supplied.
Mandurah Woodturners urges crafty locals to explore their creative side. Photo: Supplied.

Crafty locals are urged to explore their creative side and join the Mandurah Woodturners club.

Mandurah Woodturners has a long history in the city that dates back to 1986, when a number of men gathered together in Falcon and decided to start the group.

The club originally used several rooms at Mandurah Senior High School before settling at their current premises along Lynda Street in Falcon.

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The club is one of 12 established groups state-wide that fall under non-profit body, Woodturners Association of Western Australia. 

After introducing a fresh-look committee and finalising future direction at their annual general meeting (AGM), the club is hoping to entice new members. 

Competition co-ordinator Kerri Nicholls said the club welcomed all and boasted the social benefits attached with regular creative meet ups.  

In line with the AGM, the committee held a competition which invited members to submit mantle or desk clock items for both open and novice categories.

The competition was well contested in both categories. 

In the opens category, first place was awarded to Linsay Dunning with his piece made of Mulberry, with Harry Butler’s Eucalyptus Burl taking out second place.

John Self’s Yellow Tingle piece claimed third place.

Kerri Nicholls’s Black Oak piece took out top honours in the novice category, followed by Terry Nicholls with Jarrah in second and John Braine with Jarrah in third.

Woodturning demonstrations will be performed on the second Thursday of each month relating to the upcoming competition items.

Next demonstration will see experienced operator Steve Horley showcase woodturning a pedestal.

Mandurah Woodturner’s clubhouse is open Monday and Thursday evenings and throughout the day on Tuesdays.

For more information call Bruce Jackson 0419 094 562.