Upcoming Woodturning Events

Creativity in Woodturning

The Woodturners of Olympia (WOO) are holding their annual symposium on July 27th. This year’s theme is the Art of the Craft with John Jordan and Jack Wayne. Cost is $100 and includes a nice lunch.

John is known primarily for his textured and carved hollow vessels. John has been featured in nearly every major turning exhibition the past twenty-five years. He will also be presenting daily workshops on the 28th – 31st.

Jack is a former adrenaline junkie, who moved from racing power boats, motorcycles and dragsters to woodturning in 1996 and has never regretted the change. Jack has served on the board of the Seattle Woodturners for almost all the time since, and two terms as President, five terms as Vice-President. Jack has been the primary Woodturning Instructor at Seattle Woodcraft for 12 years, and initiated the Woodturning Program at Pratt Fine Arts Center as well.

More info can be found at the Creativity in Woodturning web page.


The SouthWest Association of Turners are holding their annual symposium from August 23rd to 25th in Waco, Texas. It looks like they have a great lineup of demonstrators, including:

  • Jimmy Clewes on a square oriental box, and platter including design and ergonomics also colored rimed platter
  • Ashley Harwood on push-cut bowl turning, and turned rim and foot design
  • Marilyn Campbell on making a band saw inlay, and the simple
  • Don Derry on romancing the curve, and reverse laser hollow turning
  • J. Paul Fennell on Turning hollow forms with home made tools, and a toolbox of embellishment techniques to spark your creativity
  • Dixie Biggs on simple surface treatments, and need some relief?

They also have a nice lineup of regional demonstrators.

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

Rock Mountain Woodturning Symposium

The Rocky Mountain Woodturners are holding their 15th Woodturning Symposium on September 13th – 15th, 2013. This year’s symposium features David Ellsworth, Binh Pho, Kip Christensen, Kirk DeHeer, Jason Schneider, Michael Blankenship, Rick Orr, John Giem, Ashley Harwood, Dale Bonertz. The symposium will be held at The Ranch / Larimer County Fair Grounds in Loveland, Colorado in the McKee building.

Great Falls Woodturners Symposium

The Great Falls Woodturners are presenting Mike Mahoney on September 21st and 22nd. The symposium will be at the Great Fall College. More info at the 2013 Symposium Page.

Turning Southern Style

The Georgia Association of Woodturners is presenting their 19th Turning Southern Style Symposium. Featured demonstrators are Stuart Mortimer, Cindy Drozda and Jerry Kermode. Also demonstrating will be Nick Cook, Kirk DeHeer and David Nittmann. There will also be vendors, including a demonstration room dedicated just to tool vendors, hands-on area, instant gallery, banquet and auction.