Time: 10:45-12:00 pm

Room 1

Bowls/Beginner
Marcel Durette : Turning a Lidded Bowl
While making a small bowl with a fitted lid at the lathe, I will explain every move I make and why I make them. Other design choices will be discussed along the way.  I will have several other models available for comparison.

About Marcel:
Marcel has been turning part-time for the past 15+ years and he enjoys making all types of turned utilitarian objects.  He has demonstrated woodturning at many local, national and international events.  He is the woodturning instructor at the Homestead Woodworking School and is actively involved with the new Artisan Workshop Program at the Canterbury Shaker Village.

Room 2

Metal Spinning
Allen & Brenda Caswell: Spinning Copper with Hand Tools
Allen is going to share some of the insight that has been gained in the last five years, about the making of wooden mandrels, and then the spinning of sheet copper over these mandrels to form the shapes that are used to create the hollowware that he and Brenda make.

Allen will also talk about spinning tools and there uses as they pertain to the shapes and forms that we are interested in, and what happens to these forms after they are done being spun. Allen will talk about the chasing, and repousee of patterns into these shapes, the enameling we apply to these copper forms, and simple patinas that are used to color copper when it is not enameled.

About Allen & Brenda:
McCrillis Hill Copperworks is located in Center Harbor, NH. Allen and Brenda make hollowware, vessels, and jewelry from copper and silver. The shapes are hand spun on a lathe, and then hand formed to there final shape. A design is then enameled onto the metal, or chased and repousse’d into the vessel.

The beauty of enamel is in the thin layers of glass fused to the metal. Rich colors, and the reflectance of the metal underneath lead to many design possibilities. Repousse’ is an ancient craft of putting relief design into metal using heat, hammers and punches. Our work includes coasters, bowls, plates, cups, jewelry, and boxes. Our designs are inspired by the natural world, simplicity, and each other.

Room 3

Embellishment/Color Texture
Andy DiPietro: Taking Your Work to the Next Level
Andy will lecture on good shape & form, grain orientation options and wood aesthetics. Texturing techniques will be demonstrated on & off the lathe along with dye coloring and finishing. The techniques discussed and demonstrated are not limited to hollow forms. They can be applied to all forms of turned objects. The intent is to instruct the viewer on how to bring his own work to the next level.

About Andy:
Andy is a self-taught wood artist who has worked with wood all his life. He has been featured in several international magazines and won awards for his vessel forms. Andy’s more recent work has taken on sculptural forms as an extension of his signature vessel shapes. He is also known as a Woodturning Demonstrator who shares his techniques and passion for the art form with his students.

Room 4

Segmented/Beginner
Donald Briere: Segmented Woodturning Techniques Simplified
Don will show you how you can create segmented rings using different types of jigs and techniques.

About Donald:
As far back as I can remember I have always loved being around wood. Whether it be spending hours, or in some case days, in the woods fishing, hiking etc. The smell of the trees or getting out of my Dad’s truck at a saw mill and stepping onto all the wood chips in the yard and then seeing all the different types of woods being processed. In high school I took a woodworking class and made my Mother a napkin-holder out of a piece of pine. Using all the different types of machinery simply mesmerized me. After leaving high school I went to work building houses. I later started my own business building houses and about 14 years ago a friend showed me how to turn a segmented candy dish on a lathe; that I also gave to my Mom. Segmented turning has become my passion and enables me to incorporate the past, present, and future into timeless pieces. I guess the rest is history!

Room 5

Spindle
Jim Kephart: Duplicating Spindle Turnings by Hand
Or how do I get two of them darn things to match?

Room 6

Talk/Architecture
Richard Batchelder: Architectural Renovation—The Process
This presentation will document how one approaches a job of this nature. The steps one takes to first understand the scope of the work and then to  formulate a plan to complete the job. This will illustrate how ones turning skills can be used in ways other than gallery or art related turning. The work on this job took about 2 months to complete, where I learned a great deal about the era when this work was originally done. So come and have a woodturning and history lesson.

About Richard:
I am a full time woodworker  who lives in the beautiful lakes region of NH. I spend part of my time building new  homes and remodeling existing homes. Over the years I have had the opportunity to be involved in some historic restoration projects that required turned elements to be duplicated and or repaired. Just to list a few, the Andover Academy Bell Tower in Andover Mass, the Newbury Town Hall Bell Tower and large columns on “High Court” part of the Cornish Art Colony, Cornish ,NH.The last of which is the subject of this years presentation.

Room 7

Art/Design
Mike Foster: Minimal Surfaces—From Inspiration to Execution
Mike will talk about the source of inspiration for much of his latest work including work based on math (minimal surfaces), the Fibonacci series and scanning electron micrographs of diatoms. These forms can be quite intriguing, but taking them from concept to a finished turned form can be a challenge. Mike will share some of his solutions to the problems encountered in creating these unusual forms and perhaps make a few shavings along the way.

About Mike:
Mike Foster was born and raised in Colorado where he also earned his degree in Dentistry. He began woodturning in 1986 and is largely self taught. Over the years his interests in woodturning have progressed from turning functional items to more decorative and artistic work. While still working full time as a dentist, he has continued with his passion for woodturning because of the freedom of expression it affords.

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