More 2011 Woodturning Symposiums

I have posted here about this year’s symposiums, including the AAW 25th Anniversary symposium held last month, the Woodturners of Olympia symposium featuring Mike Mahoney and Stephen Hatcher this month, the Great Falls Woodturners symposium featuring Jimmy Clewes in September, and the Yellowstone Woodturners symposium featuring Stuart Batty in October. Here are a couple more upcoming symposiums.


The SouthWest Association of Turners are holding their annual symposium from August 26th to 28th in Waco, Texas. It looks like they have a great lineup of demonstrators, including:

  • Nick Arnull on decoration and color
  • Kip Christensen on fast projects and Christmas ornament box and stand
  • Nick Cook on production turning and peppermills
  • Doug Fisher on surface texture, carving and off-axis turning
  • David Hout on metal spinning and basic bowl turning
  • Alan Lacer on hooks loops and boxed, and befriending the skew
  • Robert Rosand on small containers and ornaments
  • Curt Theobald on segmenting

They also have a nice lineup of regional demonstrators.

You can get more in formation on the SWAT Symposium webpage.


The Rocky Mountain Woodturners are holding their 13th annual symposium on September 10th and 11th in Loveland, Colorado. They, too, have what looks to be a great list of presenters including:

  • David Ellsworth will be turning an open bowl, a natural edge bowl and a hollow form
  • Dixie Biggs will demonstrate simple surface embellishments, relief carving and woodburning
  • Al Hockenbery will demonstrate suspended spherical forms, ball in a ball, a natural edge hollow form and turning triangles
  • Bradley R. McCalister will present coloring and finishing and working with Colorado Aspen
  • Christian Brisepierre will demonstrate oval turning
  • David Nittmann will present complete color control and airbrush ideas
  • Tom Worsing will demonstrate turning a perfect platter
  • Katherine Kowalski will present small platter & decoration, color rim bowl and end-grain hollowing
  • Rick Orr will be turning rainsticks and fly rod tubes
  • Larry Fox will lead everyone in completing a turquoise edge bowl and a simple turquoise inlay
  • John Giem will discuss vacuum chucking systems and demonstrate turning a jewelry organizer
  • Rex Burningham will demonstrate sharpening jigs and all wood twist pens

You can get more in formation on the Rocky Mountain Woodturners Symposium website.