- Ron Hanssen
- Dave Kratzer
- Mike Pankion
- John Shannon
- Steve Shansey
- David Wright
And to amaze you, the Fractal Pyrography subset of the Pyrography Special Interest Group will be displaying the effect of several thousand volts of electricity on wood. Stand clear when Mary Carol Meinken, Mike Ball, Jacob Ball and John Jackobs demonstrate.
NOTE: Please, no one call 911, the shelter is not on fire despite all the smoke!
- Rule #1: Create a Beads Of Courage box
- Rule #2: See Rule #1
The challenge: To create 50+ Beads Of Courage boxes to donate to Children's Hospital. It is not required that you enter your Beads Of Courage box in the contest.
The link/button at the top of the page or here, gives the preferred dimensions for a Beads Of Courage box. Beads of Courage Boxes
John Jordan - Three-Day Class: August 12-14, 2016
Friday - Sunday - 9 am to 5 pm daily
John Jordan is a woodturner from Cane Ridge (Nashville), Tennessee. Known primarily for his textured and carved hollow vessels, John has been featured in nearly every major turning exhibition the past twenty years. His work has received numerous awards, and is in the permanent collections of many museums and corporations, including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the American Craft Museum in New York City, the White House in Washington, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Mint Museum of Craft + Design in Charlotte, the Fine Arts Museum in Boston, and the Detroit Institute of the Arts and the prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England.
John's pieces are initially turned on the lathe, from fresh, green logs, using a number of techniques and tools that have evolved over the years. Each piece is then hand carved and textured, using a variety of different hand and small powered tools. This texturing process is very labor intensive, and can take as much as several days to weeks to complete. There is little room for error during this carving- one small slip can ruin the piece. A light lacquer finish is applied to most pieces, including the dyed work.
"The pieces I make are simple but finely detailed vessels. Manipulating the color and patterns in the wood to complement the form, and the texturing and carving to create visual and tactile contrasts are important parts of the process and the result. What I feel is most important is the intangible quality that the piece is "right" that comes with putting emotion and feeling into the work. A simple object can be very powerful and emotional just for what it is. These pieces are simply decorative vessels that reflect my interest in surface textures/contrasts and form, and the personal responses that I have to them, which I suspect are similar to the feelings that makers of objects have felt for thousands of years." - John Jordan 2015
Class registration is now open. From the Home page, click on Event Calendar, go to August 2016 and click on the John Jordan -Three-day class to begin the registration process. Or click on this button. John Jordan Three-Day Class - 8/12/2016