Day 21: Visitors

Slow around here on this steamy Sunday, June 23 2013, until the middle of the afternoon when Albert LeCoff arrives with two visiting dignitaries in tow. The visitors are Terry Martin, the noted journalist, turner and curator from Australia, and Eli Scearce, a teacher and long-time friend of the International Turning Exchange. Terry was an ITE fellow back near the start of this 18-year-old program, and Eli was shop assistant.  After a good look around the shop, the team bounced over to Walnut Street for a middle eastern dinner (several vegetarians amongst us), then an evening stop at the Center for Wood Art. Neither Terry nor Eli had seen the new center, but the camera stayed home so I can’t share their amazed faces. We had another visitor on Friday, Mike Podmaniczky, also an early ITE fellow.

Albert, Eli and Terry discuss a bowl that Ben Carpenter turned, and Gaynor Dowling decorated by carving on the outside. Gaynor used one of the gigantic OneWay lathes as a work-holding mandrel.

Albert, Eli and Terry discuss a bowl that Ben Carpenter turned, and Gaynor Dowling decorated by carving on the outside. Gaynor used one of the gigantic OneWay lathes as a work-holding mandrel.

Everyone enjoyed the visit, and the chance to show our work to these distinguished guests.

Everyone enjoyed the chance to show our work to these distinguished guests.

One thought on “Day 21: Visitors

  1. Mmmm. “Distinguished guest.” I like that. Thanks John for your distinguished comments. It was great to meet the 2013 ITE’rs and to see the new Center. It is an amazing accomplishment and just reward for all of Albert’s years of work. I like the fact that John Kelsey, publisher, journalist, and extraordinary editor, is working with Albert’s ITE program so many years after they met among shavings as young men. You’ve both travelled an amazing journey.
    Good luck to you both and to Malcolm, Ben, Gaynor, and Neil. Can’t wait to see the work.
    Terry

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