Hawkes Bay Turning Collaboration 2016

This invitational Turning Collaboration began at Fielding in 2006. Over the following four years in that town the style and content of the Collaboration grew and matured. In 2011 the Collaboration moved to Putaruru with new and different challenges. Now it is held at Napier Boys High in sunny Hawkes Bay with 29 invited participants - not all woodturners - some painters, carvers, and a silversmith.

This year teams of three were given three challenges which are shown in the photos in this gallery. Photos 1 to 9 are turned, carved, and painted Art Deco, reflecting Napier, known as the Art Deco Capital of the world; photos 10 to 18 are items made from dunnage from pallets in the port of Napier; and photos 19 to 27 are items made from wine barrels, a significant part of the economy of the region. The remaining photos are of items made collaboratively by two or more of the participants.

At the end of the five day collaborative gathering all these items were auctioned to provide funds for the next event.

This gallery contains all the completed pieces from the Collaboration held in Hawkes Bay in January 2016.

A total of 102 items were produced.

National Association of Woodworkers NZ Inc.