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February 25, 2017

NOTE:  This is the 4th Saturday of the month
 
Professional Demonstrator
Robin Costelle
 
 
Robin Costelle
 
 
Robin Costelle has been a hobby woodturner since 2003. He has run the gamut from pens and bowls to large complex segmented vessels and beautiful hollow forms. He has also dabbled in pottery and musical instrument making, as well as furniture. He has been teaching and demonstrating for several years in and around his home state.  Robin lives on a small farm outside Fern Creek, Kentucky with his wife and three children and is a member of the Louisville Area Woodturners.
 
During the demonstration Robin will create a two piece hollow form describing tool and grind considerations as he develops the form.  Robin will continue with finial turning and the creation of "open" segmented pieces.
 
 
Hollow FormFinialsSegmented Form
 
On Sunday, February 26, 2017, Robin will work with the Hands-On class on one or more of the demonstrated pieces as time allows.  You can register for the Hands-On class now Hands-On Class - Robin Costelle
 
"Though it’s hard to believe, Robin doesn’t have his work in any galleries. He does, however, sell to private collectors on occasion. One of the things Robin likes best about woodturning is teaching. He is committed to helping new turners develop their skills and gives demonstrations around Kentucky and neighboring states. When asked what advice he has for new turners, he tells me, “The one thing I stress to any turner in my demos is practice. Learn the technique and get in front of the lathe and practice. By repetition the hands will learn what the mind wants and it will become automatic. It's like learning to play the banjo. I also stress the fact that you never stop learning the craft and varying your approach. What I do today is how I do it now- tomorrow it may be slightly or completely different.” " ..Bob Rotche
 
To see more of Robin's works, visit his website Robin's website.
 
Bring those pieces you have been working on these winter months for the "Show and Tell" portion of the meeting.  There are too many hidden talented turners who do not share with us their works of art.
 
The meeting will begin at 9 am in the Kennedy Heights Art Center - Lindner Annex conference room.
 
We are meeting on the 4th Saturday of February
because ArtsWave (one of our benefactors) is having a city wide celebration of the many arts organizations they support on the 3rd Saturday and the Kennedy Heights Art Center will be an active part of the celebration.




March 18, 2017

Professional Demonstrator
Steve Pritchard


Steve is a member of the Georgia Association of Woodturners Website  Steve is Past President and Webmaster for the association. Steve was the site liaison for the 30th Annual AAW Symposium that was held in Atlanta, Georgia in 2016.



More of Steve's work can be found at Steve's website.

During the Saturday demonstration March 18, 2017, Steve will take through the process of creating burial urns, bangles and pendants.

On Sunday, March 19, 2017, Steve will work with the Hands-On class on basic hollowing with and without a system.  You can register for the Hands-On class now Hands-On Class - Steve Pritchard
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In Steve's words:

"All of my life, I have been drawn to work with wood. In 2000, I found woodturning and have become addicted to it as a medium for expression. Like everything in nature, each piece of wood has its own character. Each piece is much like every other piece of that species, but each also has its own personality and appeal. I find few things in life more enjoyable and satisfying than seeing that personality emerge from a large wet lump of wood and doing my best to bring out its beauty and character.

To me, the process of exposing that inner beauty is in many ways, the most enjoyable part of the process. Listening to the hiss of a sharp gouge as it peels away wet shavings and watching them fly in a long arc to finally land in a huge pile is a singular experience. Sometimes it is difficult to remember that the original purpose was to make something useful and beautiful and not just to make shavings! However, in the end, we need to remember that the tree spent a lifetime developing its unique qualities and we should try to preserve rather than destroy the fruits of that effort.

Woodturning is one of the few ways that we, as individuals, can preserve a little of a tree that once stood tall and proud and it's wonderful to be a part of that community."

See Steve in action at:  Steve turning.

Bring those pieces you have been working on these winter months for the "Show and Tell" portion of the meeting.  There are too many hidden talented turners who do not share with us their works of art.

The meeting will begin at 9 am in the Kennedy Heights Art Center - Lindner Annex conference room.




Plan ahead for the April 15th Home Grown Meeting
Begin now selecting those excess tools, wood, other stuff that you are ready to part with. Donate them to silent auction at this meeting. The auction proceeds will be used to support our Scholarship programs. 


 



 
OVWG Learning Center is located at Kennedy Heights Cultural Campus
6620 Montgomery Road, Kennedy Heights, OH  45213 


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The American Association of Woodturners (AAW) is an international, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
            AAW's mission is to provide education, information, and organization to those interested in turning wood.