The guild welcomes back international turner Jimmy Clewes this Thursday night, March 9, as he demonstrates at the monthly meeting held in the NC State Crafts Center.
The UK-born artist will demonstrate turning a classic Roman canteen starting at 6pm in this special meeting, which as always is open to the public. We will have our usual raffle and gallery critique, but members are asked to limit themselves to one gallery offering each.
Jimmy's visit includes three days of sold-out workshops Friday through Sunday, where club members have paid to spend the days learning from Jimmy with hands-on projects and demonstrations in the center's woodshop.
Jimmy is not your ordinary woodturner. Upon a first meeting one would think of him as a renegade, a free thinker and not within the stereotypical image of a woodturner. His charming British style, unending wit, creative mind and magnetic personality are only some of the attributes that make him popular in the woodturning demonstration circuit.
The American Association of Woodturners has just launched AAW Explore!, a new member resource that makes accessing the most extensive online woodturning library in the world, quick, easy, and customizable.
More than 2,500 items make up the collection, including articles from thirty years of the American Woodturner journal and AAW's cumulative collection of complementary publications.
WGNC is happy to offer new T-Shirts promoting the club. These sand-colored cotton tees bear the club logo fully emblazoned across the back with a smaller version where a pocket might be. As turners, we decided it was best to forgo the shavings-collector.
The shirts are available in Medium, Large, Extra Large and XXL. They are available to members for $12 each ($14 for the XXL). You can order them here and pick them up at the next meeting. Or you can just bring your cash, check or credit card to the meeting and make your purchase there.
This is a call for volunteers to host breakouts in 2017. This is your opportunity to share your skills and craft with others. It is rewarding to show others what you know and have learned. I challenge you each to come up with some technique that you’d like to share with other turners in the guild. Together we can determine the best schedule and resources for a successful breakout.
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