Here are some images from the weekend workshops with David Ellsworth, courtesy of WGNC member Orlan Johnson...

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Over the past thirty years, David Ellsworth has become known as one of the premier designers of turned wooden vessel forms. His work is included in the permanent collections of thirty museums and numerous private collections.

David will be the guest demonstrator at the May 10th meeting of the WoodturnersGuild starting at 7pm at the NCState Crafts Center. As always, the demo will be free and open tothe public, though this time we will hold it in the center's larger woodshop area.

Update: David will also do the gallery critique so bring your work sample if you want to get feedback from the master.

WGNC member Terry Brown will be the demonstrator for this Thursday, March 8 meeting at the N.C. State Crafts Center from 7pm to 9 pm.

Update: Miss the demo? Watch the video

Terry is a long-time member and supporter who is one of the few folks around who earn a living turning wood. His demonstration will cover a number of areas including Christmas ornaments and chucking techniques.

Given the overwhelmingly positive response to Terry Brown's March demonstration, WGNC has asked Terry to continue with Part 2 in April.

Update: Watch the video or see last month's

Please join WGNC at 7pm on Thursday, April 12th, at the NC Craft Center as Terry continues sharing his deep and practical knowledge of turning.  Be prepared for more "Gee, why didn't I think of that?" moments as Terry offers tips and tricks accumulated over a half century of turning.

Join WGNC as we welcome Mark Sillay from Georgia at 7:00pm on Thursday, February 9th, at the NC State Craft Center. Mark says of himself:

Update: Did you miss the demo? You can still watch the video...

"I find satisfaction in both the creative process and in overcoming the challenges to complete fine quality finished work. I especially enjoy using a razor sharp spindle gouge and watching the shapes evolve while I’m creating intricate turnings."