X – Removed – Rodney Page

‘My initial training was in Metallurgy, later I became a Metalwork and then a Craft, Design and Technology teacher.

My interest and passion for wood developed whilst living in the Bahamas as a teacher.

Living on a remote out island I began to make items from wood alongside windsurfing boards made from foam, glass-cloth and resin.

I have been woodturning since 1997; my initial interest was in making hollow forms, but this has broadened to include all aspects of woodturning and surface decoration.

What interests me most is pushing the boundaries of my capability and to this end I have enjoyed success in many woodturning competitions.

I have developed techniques to create latticework bowls and vases for which I have received a number of awards. I am a member of the Somerset guild of Craftsmen and in 2010 was accepted on The Register of Professional Turners.

For  more detailed information on my background see this PDF file of an article about me in Woodturning magazine June 2015 here.

Rodney Page

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Competition Success

Bronze award at “Tools2002” for turning a natural edge burr.

Silver award at “Tools2003” in the open gallery for a hollow form

Gold award at “Tools2005” in the professional category for a lattice work bowl.

Second prize in the Prestige category at the International woodworking exhibition at Alexandra Palace in Feb 2006 with a lattice work dish.

Third prize in the Prestige category at the International woodworking exhibition at Alexandra Palace in Feb 2007 with a zig-zag bowl.

First prize in the delegates competition at Axminster Power Tools  “Strictly Woodturning” event in October 2009 with a laburnum lattice bowl.

Third prize in the Prestige category at  “Get Woodworking Live” at the Alexandra Palace in March 2010 with a Bubinga lattice box

First prize in the Felix Levy competition for freestyle turning run by the Worshipful Company of Turners of London in June 2010 with an Ebonised Sycamore Lattice Bowl.

Third prize in the Masters Competition run by the Worshipful Company of Turners of London in June 2010 with a pair of lattice boxes in Holm Oak and Walnut.

First prize in the Prestige category at  “Get Woodworking Live” at the Alexandra Palace in March 2011with an Ebonised Liquid Amber Slatted Vase

Second prize in the AWGB plain turning competition run by the Worshipful Company of Turners of London in October 2012 with a Bubinga lattice bowl.

Second prize in the Masters Competition run by the Worshipful Company of Turners of London in October 2012 with a pair of lattice lidded chalices in Jatoba and ebony.

Second prize in the delegates competition at Axminster Power Tools  “Strictly Woodturning” event in November 2012 with a sycamore slatted bowl.

Third prize in the New Forest Trust Woodturning Competition in July 2013 sponsored by Axminster Tool Centre with an ebonised and pyrographed ash vase.

Third prize in the Felix Levy competition for freestyle turning run by the Worshipful Company of Turners of London in October 2014 with a walnut slatted  bowl with internal beads.

Highly commended in the AWGB plain turning competition run by the Worshipful Company of Turners of London in October 2014 with a London plane lattice bowl.


 

My work can be seen at the following galleries :-

Dansel Craftwork  Gallery in Abbotsbury, Dorset

Burford Woodcraft, Burford, Oxfordshire

Somerset Guild of Craftsmen , The Guild Gallery, 23a Broad Street, Wells, BA5 2DJ

Contemporary Applied Arts, 89 Southwark Street, London, SE1 0HX

Rodney Page 2016