We are the Denver area chapter of the AAW (American Association of Woodturners) serving Woodturners throughout Colorado's Front Range.
We help Woodturners gain experience by providing monthly demonstrations with Professional Turners, a library, mentoring, a Ladies group (Ladies of the Lathe) and Youth mentoring, etc.
Everyone is welcome to join us at one of our monthy meetings to see what we are all about.
We meet on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:15 to 9:00 PM in the basement of Rockler Woodworking and Hardware.
Visitors and new members are always welcome.
Tuesday, May 7th
Our May demonstrator is Merryll Saylan from Louisville, CO. www.merryllsaylan.com
Merryll is an artist. If she isn't working with wood, she would be drawing, painting, bookmaking or cooking. All of those take practice, dedication, working with your hands and creativity.
Merryll has been a professional woodturner for over 40 years, and a member of AAW for 33 years. When she first started turning: “…Her approach to turning was … different from that of many peers. Her interest in the "rules" was minimal, and her bold explorations, including combining materials, and the of surface texturing and color, set her apart…”.
Merryll’s work is documented in the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, and her artwork is held in the collections of many major museums, and on display at the U.S. Embassy in Fiji where she taught in 2004 as part of an International Art Program.
In 2009, Merryll was selected as the AAW's Professional Outreach Program Merit Award honoree, in recognition of her contributions as an artist, teacher and leader in the field of woodturning.
Demo: Multiples: turning a set of small bowls.
Using the screw chuck for mounting and for reverse chucking. Simple & easy techniques.
Color – Choosing material based on wood choice. How to finish.
Many thanks to the April Clean Up Crew: Andy Boudreau, Don Prorak (back to back months!), and Ron Kaemingk.
The April Clean Up Crew is: Henry Williams (2nd time this year!), Scott Highland and Jay Miller
Remember to bring any unsuspecting acquaintance, and you can receive a gift card if they sign up!
The next Quarterly Board Meeting will be Saturday, March 30th at 9:00 AM in the basement of Rockler. Everyone is welcome, and there are usually donuts!
Congratulations to the following recipients of a 2019 Pete Holtus Educational Opportunity Grant!
The May Newsletter is now avaliable.
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