Calendar

Event Date

What’s happening

Saturday and Sunday
February 26 & 27, 2011
 9:00 AM to 5 PM

Please take note:
This is not an MWT event


INTRO TO BOWL TURNING
at Maine’s Center for Furniture Craftsmanship
Instructor: Jacques Vesery

This weekend course introduces participants to making beautiful wooden bowls on the lathe, starting with green wood. Through demonstration and one-on-one instruction, Jacques teaches correct use of the bowl gouge. Instruction covers wood selection, mounting wood on the lathe, gouge sharpening, and safe methods of effective turning.

Sculptor and MWT Member Jacques Vesery is a skilled wood turner in Damariscotta. Over the past year he’s taught in Australia, New Zealand, France, Italy, and throughout the US. His work is represented in numerous public and private collections including those of the Yale University Art Gallery and the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh.

Visit the CFC site for more information
 

Wednesday
March 16, 2011

Show & Tell photo
session at 6:30 PM


The World Famous
(or at least if Maine represents your world)
Ann Prescott doing “Fundamentals and New Tools
 

Saturday and Sunday
March 26 & 27, 2011
 9:00 AM to 5 PM

Please take note:
This is not an MWT event


EXPLORING FORM
at Maine’s Center for Furniture Craftsmanship
Instructors: Jacques Vesery and Stephen Gleasner

This intermediate-level, two-day course is designed for people who are familiar
with the basic mechanics of turning and now want to begin exploring the aesthetics.
With the benefit of two highly creative and skilled instructors, students learn to "sketch"
in wood by turning lots of forms quickly, then to "edit" with the lathes off.

Discussion centers on what makes a form sing and what makes it flat. Then comes more turning and more critique, as participants practice switching gears from the right-brain passion of making to the left-brain calculation of the editing table. As Stephen says,
"We will have fun. We will learn from each other how to be verbal about a non-verbal thing."

Visit the CFC site for more information
 

Wednesday
April 20, 2011

Show & Tell photo
session at 6:30 PM


Run for your lives!
Al Mather gets down to business with the skew!
 

Saturday
May 21, 2011


Marilyn Campbell

No Show & Tell
 

Wednesday
June 15, 2011


To Be Determined
 


Unless specified otherwise in advance, the club meets every third Wednesday of the month throughout the year; except for July and August when there are no meetings. Our members gather at 6:30 PM for Show & Tell photography, coffee and donuts. A short business meeting and the scheduled demo typically follow this at 7 PM.

All meetings are held in the woodworking shop at Erskine Academy in South China, Maine.
 


View Maine Woodturners in a larger map 

facebook3


 © Copyright 1995 to 2011 Maine Woodturners  All rights reserved. Contact WebMaster for design and site maintenance issues.