If you are a woodturner who lives in Ireland (I know, but we actually get visitors from Ireland) you have an opportunity to be in a reality TV show. Big Mountain Productions, along with the Craft Council of Ireland, is creating a 6 show series to find the Mastercrafter of 2011.
The first five shows will feature fifteen apprentices in an intensive two-week residential course in the craft discipline of their choice. The disciplines are ceramics, glass, metal (blacksmithing), textiles (weaving) or wood (woodturning). The apprentices will be under the guidance of a relevant Master of Craft.
The efforts of the apprentices will be adjudicated by a panel to narrow down the contestants to just one in each discipline. The sixth, and final, show will be recorded in Dublin on July 26th and 27th with the winner of the title Mastercrafter of 2011 announced the afternoon of the 27th.
So if you meet the elegibility requirements to enter, you could be the next Mastercrafter. You can find information and the application form on the Big Mountain Productions website, www.bigmountainproductions.com.