The club's December, Tuesday night meeting will feature our own Moe Gingerich who will be demonstrating how to make French Lace from Oak. This is a technique based on the work of the well known French turner, Pascal Oudette. As usual, there will be a short Show & Tell session and time for social chit chat.
Our guest demonstrator for December will be Ed Malesky from Jacksonville, Florida where he has been active in the Turning Arts Group and past president of the Art Center Cooperative. He is also a past chairman of the Florida Woodturning Symposium where in 2020 his piece was the recipient of The People’s Choice Award as best in the gallery. His demo for us will be entitled “Shallow Bowls as a Canvas”. Rather than me trying to characterize what he will be doing, check out the attached photos and save the date.
During the pandemic all club functions are being held virtually by Zoom. Club members will automatically receive an invitation to each event. If you would like to visit as a guest, please contact one of our officers who will be happy to forward an invitation to you.
Mike Mahoney is a production turner in Northern California where he benefits from locally sourced walnut as mature but nonproductive trees are harvested and replaced. The beauty of his bowls is in the wood he selects and the form and oil finish he gives it. There is no gloss - no embellishment. Every piece is functional and guaranteed for life even though many wind up in galleries or on collectors shelves. Turners of all skill levels can learn from his success. Please join us.
Our guest demonstrator will be Jack Roberts from Gainesville, FL. Due to the need for drying time, Jack will be doing several small demos centered around coloration using dyes and airbrushing. His favorite technique involves the use of a hot glue gun in the coloration process. It sounds weird but with a beautiful result. Join us and see what Jack is talking about.