Nothing gives Les greater pleasure than to demonstrate his art to an appreciative audience. He makes regular visits to local groups and societies, where he provides a brief practical demonstration of wood turning, followed by a talk on such topics as the peculiarities of local timber, how it is harvested and how it is turned into unique pieces of art. Les brings a small lathe to each presentation, along with samples of local timbers and of his work.
Giving a brief demonstration to a few visiting customers at Pren, of how three-legged stools are made
Professional demonstrations are also provided, further afield, for woodturning clubs and societies. The image above shows Les demonstrating tool techniques at a meeting of Mid Wales Woodturners. Typically, such demonstrations last from just a couple of hours, up to a full day session.