Jimmy Clewes is certainly a much-travelled man, as viewers of his earlier DVD presentations must have realised. In 'Turning The World' he takes us with him on his world wanderings with a trip on the Norwegian fjords, a visit to the rugged West coast of Scotland and finishes in his new "home from home" in Las Vegas. Along the way we see him turning projects ranging from a wooden spoon, through a Celtic-inspired wall hanging, a spurtle for the man's porridge, a bangle and a closed wooden vessel inspired by the handwork of the native peoples of his new home in the USA. Jimmy's presentation style is always engaging and his demonstrations are endlessly informative and tihs DVD is no exception. Not only content worth watching but which is also enjoyable to watch - and to listen too - "Why aye, man!"
Jimmy is not your ordinary woodturner. Upon a first meeting one would think of him as a renegade, a free thinker and not within the stereotypical image of a woodturner - and you wouldn't be far wrong.
Since his arrival on the proffessional woodturnign scene, Jimmy has been a true breath of fresh air, challenging the norms, the convensions and the status quo, and in doing so has helped push the practice and tools along with him.
Whether it is his design inspiration and guidance gained from his superb DVDs or getting your hands on his innovative hollowing tools, items bearing Jimmy's name can be approached with confidence and reassurance.