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Ray Key Collaboration Book and Auction

The book of the collaboration pieces is now available to order from our Seminar website. The book includes before and after photographs of the pieces and some text from each participant about their recollections of Ray and the piece they finished.

The auction of the collaboration pieces is now live. To view and bid go to the Saleroom

The pieces are on display until the 21st of July at the Nature in Art Exhibition.

Art in Nature Exhibition

Don’t forget the exhibition starts on Tuesday 2nd July and is open until July 21st every day apart from Mondays.

The exhibition is at Nature in Art, Near Gloucester on the A38. For SatNav use GL2 9PG as the postcode and follow the brown signs.

The Ray Key Collaboration pieces (118 of them) will be on display along with approx 200 pieces in the “Masters in Turning” exhibition with piece on display and for sale from Ray Key, Reg Hawthorne and Stuart Mortimer. There will also be the AWGB travelling exhibition and some pieces from local turners. Many of these are also on sale.

There will also be demonstrations from the 2nd – 7th July from:

2ndPhil Irons
3rdPat Murphy / Jeff Belcher
4thPeter Dixon
5thPeter Harper
6thKeith Fenton
7thPaul Hannaby

Ray Key BEM

Ray Key

It is with deep regret that I have to inform you that Ray Key BEM, president of the AWGB passed away on the evening of the 14th of September. Ray was a founder member of the AWGB and has been involved throughout the 31 years of the association’s existence in roles including chairman and president. He was a source of inspiration to so many with his exquisite turnings pure of form that needed no colour or embellishment to stand out.

Our thoughts are with Ray’s wife Liz and son Darren at this sad time.

Paul Hannaby, AWGB Chairman