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Photos from the Feb. meeting and John Beaver demo may be viewed in the gallery.
October Symposium photos are in the gallery.
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Saturday March 15 Demonstration: Clay Foster
Clay Foster is originally from Austin, Texas and now resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is married to Jennifer Shirley, who is also a woodturner. Clay's work involves a combination of woodturning and surface decoration. He and Jennifer work from a studio on their property. Previously a garage, their converted studio requires only a 2 minute commute to work.
His background in woodworking goes back 50 years. Clay's work has been regularly featured in galleries and exhibitions since 1987. He has taught in many different venues including Arrowmont, AAW Symposiums, the OVWG Symposium, and internationally in New Zealand, Australia, Canada and Great Britain. He has been published in the AAW magazine, and his work is in collections such as the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Yale University, Detroit Institute of Art, and the Government of Japan – Japanese Export and Trade Organization.
Some of Clay's inspiration comes from nature and from ancient structures. One his website, he says: "Things that endure, things that last, ancient voices that speak to our hearts in modern times; these are the things that give us comfort and courage. Temples and towers that point to a higher plane. Religious objects that have an aura of sacredness. Household items that glow with a patina of lifelong loving use. The distinction blurs, and their story becomes our story."
The demonstration on March 15th will include eccentric turning and techniques for surface decoration.
This meeting will be held at the Northminster Presbyterian Church.
Click on this link for directions: Northminster Church
Program support for our Visiting Artist Series is provided by TheArtsWave.org