Turning Archive 2005

What makes a good critique?

Chip Peterson
>Just like all of you, I'm trying hard to get better at my work. Just like most of you, I value other's comments and thoughts of my work. And just like a few of you, I'm asking for critiques of my work.

At our newly recognized Woodturning group, I'm strongly encouraging people to bring in show-and-tell pieces. At least for mine, I'm asking for my fellow members to critique my work.

So I ask you, what are effective ways to critique. I think that there is always something good in a piece and that should be recognized. However, every piece can be improved upon. I hope when my work is being looked at they say something more than "it's poorly shaped" or "that's butt-ugly". How can I learn to do this better and help others along the way?

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