interactive remote club
As well as taking bookings for 'in-person' demonstrations, I also happily take bookings for Interactive Remote Demonstrations (IRDs) using Zoom as a platform.
I accept bookings from both the UK and abroad and can fit times to suit your club.
Fees vary depending on length of demo and the number of clubs tuning in to watch, so please contact me via the button above for more info!
Choose from a number of demonstrations including: my signature hanging ornament project (spindle/finial turning); a freestanding LED lamp (cross-grain and spindle turning); a traditionally made carver's mallet (cross-grain and spindle turning); free-hand turning a resin/burr hybrid sphere; turning and hand carving a cupcake box; turning and hand carving a pumpkin box, and more
Once the demo is finished, an edited recording will be made available a few days after the demo (to give me time to edit), along with an info sheet detailing tools and equipment used and useful links. This will be emailed out for the club to distribute amongst its members and the video will remain accessible for 1 month
All members who attend will be given a one-time use discount code to use in my online shop, on any and all items available on there (with the exception of my handmade items and postage)
I will now attempt clarify a couple of things:
"Does the demo have to be veiwed at the club venue?"
Not at all! The demo can be viewed absolutely anywhere. All that is required is an internet connection and the Zoom app*. The club will be provided with a link to my demo, which can then be emailed out to qualifying members (this is up to clubs whether or not they charge members for the demo), and a password to join
All we ask is that clubs ask members to be honest and keep the link and password to themselves and not share it about to friends etc so they can watch for 'free'. This is unfair on other members, and unfair on the demonstrator
PLEASE NOTE: The club DOES NOT need to pay ANY FEES to Zoom - all demonstrators cover this cost and will act as meeting host with one or two nominated club members acting as co-hosts in order to help manage the meeting and act as moderators
"What technology is required to watch the demo?"
As long as the club, or individuals (if viewing from home) have an internet connection, you will be able to view the demonstration - providing you have been given the link and password to join
If the club or individual wishes to take part fully in the interactive element of the demonstrations, you will require a webcam (or built-in camera such as those on a phone or tablet, and most laptops) and a microphone (again often built-in on many devices) in order to be seen and heard
However, even without a camera or microphone, you will still be able to watch the demo, and interact through the chat area in Zoom
Any questions, please get in touch!