Art and Design KS3 / GCSE: The craft of woodturning
Paul Martin travels to the Peak District for a one-to-one tutorial with Robin Wood, a self-taught wood-turner who has reinvigorated the ancient craft of bowl-making.
Robin shows how to turn a length of sycamore into a simple bowl using a traditional pole lathe.
This clip is from the series Paul Martin's Handmade Revolution.
Whilst the use of a traditional pole lathe gives a fascinating insight into the early craft of wood turning, it also gives inspiration to pupils using a modern lathe available in most woodwork departments.
This clip will be relevant for teaching art and design at KS3 and GCSE in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 4 and 5 in Scotland.