Last April I posted about a new Irish reality show called Craft Master 2011. This show will pit three apprentices each week in an intensive two-week residential course in the discipline of their choice under the guidance of a relevant Master of Craft. There are five different disciplines, including woodturning. The winners of each of the 5 disciplines will then face off in the series finale.
The woodturning segment is Episode 4 which is scheduled to air on Tuesday, September 27th. The Mentor for the woodturners is Glenn Lucas who is one of the most established woodturners in Ireland. Glenn sells his own work, conducts woodturning classes in his shop, and demonstrates around the world, including the 2009 Utah Symposium, the 2010 AAW Symposium, June 2011 at Arrowmont, the 2011 Norwegian Woodturning Cruise and numerous woodturning clubs and guilds.
The schedule for the six week series can be found on the Crafts Council of Ireland website.