Franklin Arts Festival - 2012

A little change in the rules and the number of entries improved almost magically – certainly enough to give this years judge, Terry Scott, something to complain about. That change was to allow each person to enter two items into each category and resulted in a good showing, particularly for Traditional and Artistic Woodturning.

The other new part was a separate section for a Working or Moving Piece. Obviously got some people thinking and, if this section is still there next year, maybe there will be more entries.

In all 11 people shared the prizes – a pretty good spread of results – but far too few from outside the Auckland area.

This show is a significant event in the Franklin area and woodturning is now a larger part of the artwork on display. May next year be better?

Individual Awards

Best of Show.

Russell Snook


Best Macrocarpa Piece

Dick Veitch – Slim Lines

First Time Entrant Winner.

Richard Johnstone – Natural Bowl



Franklin Woodturners Club

Hollow Forms and Vases


Working or Moving Piece