Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Violin No.10 and Cello No. 4 have now been completed and have gone to good homes.  Two more cello commissions have arrived  and two more may be in the wings so the work schedule for the year is filling up fast.

Good news arrived today with confirmation of an interview for a Churchill Fellowship to study bow making in France.  A very exciting prospect so fingers crossed that the interview goes well and I'll be off to France for six weeks later in the year. Sounds terrible, doesn't it!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

March Progress

It's been a busy few weeks. Lots of back-to-school repairs and feverishly working to finish the violin and cello.
The varnishing is always tricky but I am pretty happy with the results.

Another cello is underway as the wood arrived from Germany a couple of weeks ago.

The trip to the capital to show off the instruments in the white gave some really positive feedback.

My eldest son has begun his double bass career. He is about to turn 8 and is playing an 1/8th size instrument. So far he has mastered holding the instrument and can play 'Twinkle. Twinkle Little Star' in two lessons.
He's a natural - of course.