Woodturning Event Ever

ore than 540 woodturners from every state and 10 foreign countries gathered at Colorado State University this past June for the American Association of Woodturners' Eighth Annual Symposium. Attendees ran the gamut from preteens to octagenarians, and from beginners to award-winning professionals.

More than 120 demonstrations, slide shows, and panel discussions featuring many of the world's top turners, were squeezed into three action-packed days. Topics included everything from hands-on design and technical basics to multi-axis turning, carvcd decoration, and oval turning. The "Instant Gallery," a perennial favorite, featured over 400 pieccs by demonstrators and participants. The conference came to a close with a gala banquet and auction which raised more than $10,000 for the AAW scholarship fund and for the new wood studio at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.

The 1995 AAW symposium will take place in California in late June of next year. For more information, contact Mary Redig, 667 Harriet Ave., Shoreview, MN 55126, (612)484-9094.

Christian Burchard discusses the sculptural effects of off-center turning at this year's AAW convention.

moto COURTISY Of RCK MASULU AMWCAN ASSOCIATION Of WOODTLWSfKS

Christian Burchard discusses the sculptural effects of off-center turning at this year's AAW convention.

moto COURTISY Of RCK MASULU AMWCAN ASSOCIATION Of WOODTLWSfKS

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