There’s definitely a sense of curiosity behind my interest . . . Maybe it’s because we’re kids or because there’s a challenge in creating the optimum design.
– Warwick Smith
‘‘It’s hard to get the tops spinning [owing to competition tops being larger], but once they start they go,’’ he said.
The Festival of Woodskills will be held at Pataka next month. It is a family event and Jansen and Smith hope all ages turn up.
During the event, children will have a chance to decorate their own tops and have a go in the ‘‘spin zone’’.
The Guild of Woodworkers Wellington has its biennial Woodturning Plus Exhibition and Festival of Woodskills at Pataka on July 11 and 12.
The exhibition in the Bottle Creek Gallery will be open from July 2 till August 2. For information about the exhibition and festival, go to pataka.org.nz.