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Legendary woodturner, Allan Batty, passes away (07/11/2016)

Monday, July 11, 2016   (6 Comments)
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We received the sad news from Stuart Batty, that his father Allan Batty, legendary artist and woodturner, has passed away. Our hearts go out to Stuart, and Allan's family and friends.

 

Here are words from Stuart:

"My dad Allan Batty died today peacefully in his sleep. It's hard for me to put it into words my gratitude for the knowledge my dad taught me when I was just a boy. We have all missed his entertaining woodturning demonstration over the recent years. The last time we both demonstrated together was in Oregon all most five years ago. My dad has not demonstrated since due to illness. I'm boarding a plane right now and will post more later about my incredible dad."

 

Comments...

Larry Curry says...
Posted Friday, July 15, 2016
I had the privilege of being at the last demo that Allan and Stuart did in Oregon. I never met a nicer person or a more talented turner and demonstrator. My heart goes out to his family. They will be in our prayers. The world has lost a great talent.
Margaret Garrard says...
Posted Wednesday, July 13, 2016
I am sorry for your great loss. I attended quite a few of your fathers demonstrations and attending the Ripon Symposiums that he organised. Your father was well loved in England and will be sadly missed by many.
Blain Dalrymple says...
Posted Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Did not meet Allan. But attended a demonstration that Stuart did at the Phoenix symposium. Your description of your father and the obvious love and respct that you had for him. Leaves no doubt that he was a great mentor and father. Wishing your family the best.
Philip Greenwood says...
Posted Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Will be sadly missed by the woodturning world. Philip Greenwood UK
Pat Harris says...
Posted Monday, July 11, 2016
Stuart, my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this time of passing of your father. Allen Batty enriched us all with his gifts of woodturning and his wonderful personality that has left a lasting legacy on all our hearts. May God bless you with His peace and comfort through this period of loss. Pat Harris - Lexington, SC
Virgil Young says...
Posted Monday, July 11, 2016
I have had the pleasure of meeting Allen and attending several of his demonstrations over the years. He has taught me much and I am sorry he is gone. Virgil Young

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