On Saturday, May 23 the Guild will host the Sixth New England Woodturning Symposium at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH. This promises to be an outstanding event with 28 presenters providing a full day of demonstrations not to be missed. In all previous turning symposiums the Guild has held, the event has sold out well in advance.

If you are interested, register now! The $60 registration fee includes lunch and supports the Guild’s scholarship program. There will be a great trade show including One Way Lathes as well. An instant gallery will allow you to bring your work and see the works of both the presenters and other attendees — always fascinating!

The format will be four rotations during the day with most presentations taped so that you will later be able to see any that you might have missed.

On Friday the 22nd there will be a Youth Day allowing any students to come for the day for a free program. This was a distinct success three years ago. Please spread the word about the Youth Day to any students or teachers you know.

As usual this symposium relies upon volunteers from the Guild to make it a success. A core group has been working since last summer to make this happen, but we need and welcome volunteers to help with setup and cleanup. Please contact Marcel Durette at marceldurette@aol.com if you can help the afternoon before or the day of the symposium.

The outstanding turners coming on this day will inspire anyone. The list reads like a “Who’s Who” in the turning world! For more information and to register go to our website www.gnhw.org and go to the Special Events page.

Peter Breu