Rick is teaching me to wood-turn on a lathe. I’ve wanted to learn for several years now. We took a pottery class together last year and I loved that. This has a similar “organic” feel. What I mean by organic is that the process feeds itself, you start out with one idea and things happen along the way that may lead you in another direction.
So far I have made 4 small french rolling pins for pastry. I made two of Cocobolo Wood, one of Olive Wood and one of East Indian Rosewood. I have given two away in blogging related gifts. The first one I made went to April at Cookworm, my Blogging by Mail partner. The next went to my friend Vali of Lama School for A Creative way to Pay it Forward . It is not easy to part with the first tiny creations of this new passion but I can’t think of better reason to do so.
I have two more Pay it Forward recipients to go and some other friends have made requests- so on I will turn. I am never happier than when I am learning and practising an art that creates something both beautiful and useful. Plus combine that with making tools for the kitchen and I am all over it! 😉
Thank you, thank you my dear sweet for teaching me something so fun!
I bought some new wood yesterday to make several more. I can’t wait to get the gauges out and get going. Oh yes! And one of these days there will be a salad bowl in my future…