Eric Holmquist
Introduction to Piercing and Airbrushing

Learn what it takes to get started on piercing and airbrushing. Eric will cover tools, techniques and design as well as skill building exercises.


Eric began turning in 2007, and after attending the AAW National Symposium in 2010 he began exploring embellishment. Eric turns a mix of primarily artistic pieces and occasional functional pieces.  His pieces have appeared in Woodturning UK where his work was once selected "piece of the month". Eric had an article published in Woodturning Magazine. He is a member of 3 AAW Chapters in Connecticut and Massachusetts where he regularly demonstrates.

As an engineer for a manufacturing company, turning just for pleasure to make gifts for friends and family rather than trying to turn for craft shows or gallery sales offers a break from the design for manufacturing and sales mindset that his day job creates.