Mary Ashton » Professional Demonstrators

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Mary Ashton

Mary Ashton Woodturner
Work Orchard Wood Workshop, Kingswood Estate Britannia Road Kingswood Bristol BS15 8DB UK

Biography

I first discovered the pleasure for creating with wood when I attended an evening course at a Women’s Workshop in Bristol, in the mid 1980’s. My tutor persuaded me that I had a natural affinity to both working with wood and teaching (she encouraging me to show others in the group the skills I had advanced further forward with).

Consequently I went onto study Fine Furniture  and Woodmachining both to Advanced City & Guilds levels. Whilst learning I taught on the course I had started with myself, and also provided courses for charity the specialised in provision of craft courses for vulnerable adults.

Whilst attending my  furniture studies I enjoyed producing woodturned components for pieces of furniture, gaining confidence with copy turning and making items that reflected drawn designs for drawer handles, table legs, etc.

I discovered Max Carey’s workshop in Portishead in 2002, which later became the Max  Carey Woodturning Trust and for which I am a trustee. My woodturning skills and passion for turning advanced quickly here and my teaching provision evolved to become more about woodturning rather than furniture.

I now make my living almost purely from my self employed business providing woodturning tuition, to mainly adults, and occasional demonstrations when I am able fit them in around my regular courses.

 

 

Business Hours

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Monday10:00 am5:00 pm
Tuesday10:00 am5:00 pm
Wednesday9:00 am9:00 pm
Thursday9:00 am1:00 pm
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Facilities

  • Coffee Shop
  • Lunch
  • Off Street Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Timber Supplied
  • Toilets
  • Tools Supplied
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Orchard Wood Workshop, Kingswood Estate Bristol BS15 8DB UK

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