Sunday Afternoon – Emma Cook.
Also known as The Tiny Turner, Emma is a hard working turner and carver who combines both of these passions into her exquisite creations.
At the age of 34, Emma is one of the youngest professional woodturners on the circuit, regularly providing clubs across the country with demonstration evenings and days; as well as attending various shows throughout the UK and in Europe.
Emma began woodturning at the age of 16 under the tuition of Tony Wilson, RPT; branching into carving around 8 years ago where she was fortunate enough to gain from as close an apprenticeship as possible with Master Carver Michael Painter. She now teaches beginner classes in both disciplines to try to pass on to others the knowledge she has gained over the years.
Emma enjoys both woodturning and carving equally, but her niche is in attempting to find ways to combine the two disciplines in order to inspire others to look ‘outside the box’ for inspiration.
Emma will be bringing her own twist on turning to the Weekender – not to be missed. You can read more about her and see examples of her work on her website www.thetinyturner.co.uk