WGNC is excited to have world-class turner Michael Gibson at our Oct. 10 meeting!

Come join us to welcome Michael while he demonstrates designing and turning a teapot. He will discuss the full process and design he uses to create these masterpieces.

Special Start time: 6:30 pm
Location: CraftsCenter wood shop
Gallery limit: One item per member

Michael will show how he makes teapots from log to finish application. Along the way he will show tools, tips and techniques that will help not only in making a teapot but also other forms of woodturning.

He will also show the camera system he uses for hollowing, something that might be a bit different and intriguing for most wood turners.

Michael will also conduct two workshops for us on Friday and Saturday. Friday's workshop will be on "Great Form and How to Achieve it", and Saturday's workshop will focus on "Embellishments and Finishes". Seats are still available and at a very attractive price, so follow the links to register now! This article has more details on each workshop.

Working with wood all of his life from wooden sail boats to woodturning, Michael has studied for many years to perfect his craft. What began as a hobby blossomed into a passion and he has gained international recognition for his teapots. His work is sought after by collectors, high-end galleries and gift shops throughout the world.

Michael is in high demand as a teacher and his wonderful techniques have been demonstrated at many symposiums along with being featured in quite a few woodworking and woodturning magazines.

Please come join us Thursday evening October 10th at 6:30pm at the NC State Craft Center! The meeting will include the usual instant gallery (1 item please) and critique, a raffle, and access to the WGNC book and video library.

In his early years growing up in England, Michael worked on wooden sailing yachts along the banks of the River Crouch. He moved to the US in the eighties. Working with wood all of his life, Michael was always interested in woodturning and studied for many years to perfect his craft. What began as a hobby blossomed into a passion. He has gained international recognition for his teapots.

Michael was a featured demonstrator at the American Association of Woodturners International Symposium in 2013 and received high honors as recipients of the "Award of Excellence" for one of his pieces. At the 2015 International Symposium he was awarded "Master Choice" in the Merging Exhibition. He demonstrated at the 2016 AAW International Symposium in Atlanta, and was awarded "Peoples Choice" for his piece in the exhibition Turning 30. He has demonstrated for numerous chapters of the AAW and have been feature demonstrator in several States symposiums.