I was teaching one of my regular pupils yesterday, a delightful young man aged 12. This was his first lesson since his return from holiday and he presented me with this glass hanging. It was apparently his own idea to get it for me and I was really touched by his thoughtfulness. It is always a privilege to pass on my skills, but it is generally to more ‘mature’ people – often looking to take up turning in retirement. It is a double privilege to be able to pass on my skills to a youngster, particularly one who seems so captivated by the whole process.
The glass is now hanging in the window above my lathe to remind me how blessed I have been to be able to teach him.