Sunday, September 27, 2015

Ten members of the Cork Chapter attended the National Seminar in Dublin from the 25th to 27th Sept. 2015. Whilst there was some disappointment with the venue it was very enjoyable and between the "craic" between ourselves, fun and repartee with other guild members from around the country and catching up with old friends everybody had a good time. The demonstrations were excellent and we all learned something. I would estimate that most members spent a little less than usual at the trade stands but this was understandable because there were less stands this year.
Dave Lee again did us proud by coming third in the National Competition in the Artistic Section. Well done, Dave, and thanks for keeping the Cork Flag flying.
Congratulations to Brendan Griffin who got third prize in the raffle. Brendan was delighted to receive an Evolution Chuck, complete with jaws.
All the entries for the 'Bicycle' Chapter Challenge.

Dave Lee's prize-winning entry - It got 3rd in the Artistic Section in the National Competition.

Dave Certificate - Recognition of his wonderful craftsmanship and artistic ability.

The delight evident on Dave's face reflects the delight on all our faces for him and for the recognition he has brought to the Cork Chapter.

Dave's great friend, Jim O'Donovan, offers his congratulations and Cork Chapter Chairman, John Ahern, joins in.
This piece won the overall prize for 2015.  A magnificent platter by Gorey member, Robert O'Connor.