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A mirror worth looking into

A mirror worth looking into

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?

The answer, it seems, could lie in the beautifully hand carved mirror in the spare room of Mr Don Rowe’s Nuriootpa home.

At 82 years of age, Don may not consider himself the fairest of them all, but the actual mirror he finds his reflection in everyday, has just won him a blue ribbon at the Royal Adelaide Show.

For 18 months, the Nuriootpa retiree has been taking weekly woodcarving lessons with Mr Michael Mason from the Woodcarver’s Haven.

Using the skills learned, Don carved his blue ribbon winning mirror frame and a bedhead surround which also won him third prize in the Royal Adelaide Show’s woodcarving category of the Open Crafts section.

“I thought, they’re both lovely and they look good in the spare bedroom – I was very proud of them,” Don said.

He decided to enter his work into the show and was pleasantly surprised by the results.

“We went to the Show on Saturday morning and low and behold, there was the blue ribbon on the mirror and the white ribbon on the bedhead – so two entries, two prizes!”

For the full story see this week’s edition of The Leader.