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Pete Moncrieff-Jury RPT. Cert ED AWGB

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  • #16
    Well done Pete
    So many beads so little time!!

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    • #17
      Well done Pete, very deserving and about time your tallent is recognised.

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      • #18
        Congratulations!! very well done and well deserved.

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        • #19
          Pete - Many congrats... you must be so thrilled
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          • #20
            Before any of you join any organisation such as the RPT I suggest you have a good look at their accounts, who and what is behind the organisation and who they are supposed to serve and how relevant it is. The problem that the PRT faces is that is has a tiny and ageing memebrship of around 250 or so who all pay around £10 in subscription so it has very little money to play with. Ask yourself if all the members are really professional woodturners and who gets the bursaries. Also have a good look at the RPT website and ask yourself how good, relevant and up to date it is. There is a feeling that the RPT exists for a small guilded elite of so called artistic turners and the rest are just there to give the organisation some ballast. It is notable that some of the most highly regarded professional woodturners do not belong to the PRT and you ask yourself why. Congratualtions to anyone who has been accepted but as an organisation it needs some energy, direction and a sense of purpose if it is to survive and have any relevance in the modern world.

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            • #21
              Just a few comments about the above from my husband - who is also on the RPT and has been for 24 years as a fulltime professional turner (current age 59). With regards to organisation behind the RPT, it is supported by the Worshipful Company of Turners of London (1604) and the subscription is a nominal fee. All members are professional and assessed for quality of work and are deriving a 'substantial' proportion of income from it. Whilst the register members tend to be of a mature age, this reflects experience and possibly that there are fewer younger turners.As to elitism, what's wrong with that! Burseries tend to go to middle aged or younger turners. Finally, a number of turners simply choose not to join. Peter should be congratulated by joining our register. Liz (on behalf of her husband!)

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              • #22
                Couldn't agree with you more Liz.

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                • #23
                  Hey well done Pete. Well deserved recognition of your fantastic work !


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                  • #24
                    Thank you all for the lovely comments. Really appreciated. For the record my reasons for joining the RPT were simple. I have become full time in my turning and as such want to be able to have accreditation with what is actually recognised as the main authorising body in the country. It also gives me a window to clubs, other members and the public for teaching, demonstrating etc. To the best of my knowledge there is no other body within the country that specifically relates to professional wood turning in this way. I may be wrong. I also know quite a few members who are under the age of 45 (that's young to me lol ) and as they are not teaching the craft in many schools nowadays it is something that is in desperate need of promotion. Something I will endeavour to do if the opportunity arises.

                    Pete
                    Last edited by bodrighy; 25-07-2012, 11:27 PM.
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                    • #25
                      As a " Woody " person myself I agree that there are a lot of " Associations " that are only interested in taking a fair bit of money off you ( somewhat more than the £10 that the RPT extract ) and giving nothing in return and worse than that, there is actually NO assessment as to your worthyness or otherwise to practice the skills that one would assume were required to be a member of one of these so called asociations. You pays your money and you receive in return a meaningless bit of paper with a LOGO on the top and hey presto you have letters after your name. This is NOT the way of the RPT.

                      The assessor was with Pete for some three and a half hours. He inspected and critiqued all his current work. He had to make something in his presence to demonstrate his skills and safe prectices. His workshop was inspected to ensure it was a safe working enviroment, his tools, extraction and general safety equipment were of sufficient standard and he was capable of instructing others in a clear, safe and productive manner.

                      Associations need new blood to grow and continue and it is partly the responsibility of all of it's members to try their best to help that to happen. This can be done by being available for demonstrations, tutoring etc to bring their craft to the masses and instill some curiosity at the very least in their audience in the hope that longterm that curiosity wil become a passion and another excellent craftsperson ( to be politically correct of course ) will be created.

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                      • #26
                        Congratulations Pete, I love your work. All of my children did a bit of turning at school - I have 3 candlesticks to prove it and my youngest would love to learn more, he did woodwork as a standard grade and I have a lovely table with a turned leg from that. He is currently doing a marine engineering course so works with metal when in the workshop these days.
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                        • #27
                          Well done!!
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                          • #28
                            Congratulations Pete, I have seen your work so I am not surprised that your talent has been recognised for what is is, now your dreams have come true may your future be bright.

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