Hundreds stop by to admire skill of woodturners at Ely exhibition

Art In Wood exhibition, by Ely Guild of Woodturners, at the Cathedral Centre, Mark Wardle, with his work. Art In Wood exhibition, by Ely Guild of Woodturners, at the Cathedral Centre, Mark Wardle, with his work.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
8:15 AM

The Ely Guild of Woodturners is hosting its annual exhibition at the Cathedral Centre in Ely.

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Art In Wood exhibition, by Ely Guild of Woodturners, at the Cathedral Centre, Malcolm Arter, with his grandson Connor Arter.Art In Wood exhibition, by Ely Guild of Woodturners, at the Cathedral Centre, Malcolm Arter, with his grandson Connor Arter.

Since the exhibition opened on Saturday, hundreds of visitors have dropped into the centre, in Palace Green, to admire some examples of members’ work which ranges from lacquered bowls, to inlaid plates and turned vases.

Many of the items on display are also for sale, with dozens of items being sold over the course of the 10-day exhibition. The event comes to an end on Monday.

Members will be on-hand throughout to offer advice about the guild while there were live open-air demonstrations for members of the public to enjoy.

Art In Wood exhibition, by Ely Guild of Woodturners, at the Cathedral Centre, (l-r) President Dick Brown, with Deputy Mayor John Yates.Art In Wood exhibition, by Ely Guild of Woodturners, at the Cathedral Centre, (l-r) President Dick Brown, with Deputy Mayor John Yates.

Guild chairman, Christine Robinson said: “We had a lot of people come through the doors at the weekend but there has also been a good number in the week as well, which is nice to see.”

To find out more about the guild, visit www.elysuildofwoodturners.co.uk

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