Rustic Ash Chairs

Bodgers Ball Competitions

What is the Bodgers Ball?

The Bodgers Ball is a celebration of all forms of green woodworking. Coinciding with the annual general meeting of the Association of Pole-Lathe Turners and Green Woodworkers, the Ball is a three-day festival of woodcraft demonstrations, courses and competitions. 

For more details of how these unique chairs were made have a look at my Facebook page Rustic Ash Chairs​​

2018 - Weald & Downland Museum, near Chichester

Surprisingly, more awards at the annual Bodgers' Ball competitions! My chairs were awarded a 1st Place and a 3rd Place in the annual competition and I'm delighted with the results:

​High Ladder-back Side Chair - 1st Place in the Side Chair category
Contemporary Stool - 3rd Place in the Stool category - SOLD
lath back chair bodgers ball 2018
bodgers ball 2018 winning certificates
Mark Griffin Bodgers Ball 2018
contemporary stool bodgers ball 2018
bodgers ball 2018 winning certificates

2017 - Withington, near Shrewsbury

Yet another great event! My chairs were awarded a 2nd Place and two 3rd Places in the annual competition and I'm delighted with the results:

Snakes and Ladders Chair - 2nd Place in the Chair for a Child category
Storytelling Chair - 3rd Place in the Armchair category - SOLD
Hooped, Spindle-back Chair - 3rd Place in the Side Chair category - SOLD
snakes and ladders chair 2nd place
snakes and ladders chair detail
bodgers ball 2017 winning certificates
storytelling chair bodgers ball 2017
storytelling chair 1st place
hans wegner bent back chair

2016 - National Trust Tyntesfield, Wraxall near Bristol.

I entered two of my chairs ('picket fence' chair and child's seesaw double rocker) into one of the Bodgers Ball competitions and was both stunned and delighted to be awarded 1st place in two categories - "Armchair" and "Other Wooden Item".  The competition was fierce, with many highly skilled woodworkers entering their finest items for this renowned event.

​Picket Fence Chair - 1st Place,  Armchair category - SOLD
Child's Seesaw Double Rocker - 1st Place, Other Wooden Items category 
rustic ash chairs prize winning picket fence chair at bodgers ball 2016
mark griffin, rustic ash chairs collecting prize winnings at bodgers ball 2016
bodgers ball 2016 first place winner certificate rustic ash chairs
bodgers ball 2016 mark griffin award winning twin rocking chair wooden seesaw
first place bodgers ball 2016, double rocking chair wooden seesaw, mark griffin
mark griffin collecting his first place certificate at bodgers ball 2016