After an absence last year we are delighted to welcome back Sandra Atkins of Countrycraft. Sandra was the first female member of Avon & Bristol Woodturners and was made a Life Member in June 2011.
Sandra and her husband chose to take redundancy in the early 80s as they were both wanting to get away from working in offices and into craft work. They each learned their own craft but after Sandra’s husband died she decided to get out the lathe and teach herself how to turn wood.
Natural edge bowls, honey dippers wedding goblets, christening goblets, umbrella stands and domestic items are all popular but bowls of fruit are her best seller. Often she gets asked for all sorts of odd things. A lady came up to her at a show and asked if she could make a parsnip. After saying yes she got some very funny looks as she did her product research in Tesco’s!
- Location: Bristol