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Date Location Demonstrator Description From Previous Demo

August 18

Folk Art Center

Jason Swanson

Jason Swanson is a young very enthusiastic turner from the Milwaukee area. He specializes in segmented turning, but don't let that scare you away. His demos and the techniques he discusses will appeal to all styles of turning. He's given demos at the AAW national and many regional symposia, as well as John C. Campbell and Arrowmont. He has an easy going conversational style that is very engaging and informative. His work as mostly functional and includes peppermills, pens, boxes, and much more. You can see his work at http://www.wiwoodguy.com , although some of his site is still under construction.

He will also be giving a workshop on making peppermills Sunday, Aug. 19.

somewhere, WI, United States

Aug 2017

September 22

Folk Art Center

Chris Ramsey

Chris is a hat guy. His hats are in the collections of no less than 3 presidents; the two Bushes, and Abe Lincoln (or rather an actor portraying him). His resume gives him serious bragging rights, with a long list of major collections and demo appearances. You can see his work at http://www.chriswramsey.com.

He also does a wide variety of other turning projects and given his personality, a good time will be had by all at his appearance in Asheville. This is definitely a must see demo.

Chris will also give a workshop on Sunday, Sept. 23, subject TBD.

Note that the demo will be on the forth Saturday this month, due to another event at the Folk Art Center on the previous weekend.

Sommerset, KY, United States

Apr 2013

October 20

Folk Art Center

John Lucas

John Lucas is our October demonstrator. He has demoed extensively, including the AAW national symposium, a number of regional symposia, and many individual clubs. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and will present a multi-faceted demo for us.

Projects will include hand mirrors, a chain ornament (just in time for Christmas), a 2 part ornament, and possibly more.

His class on the 21st will focus on the hand mirrors and possibly another project as well.

More info will be posted as it becomes available.

somewhere, NC, United States

First demo

December 15

Folk Art Center

Joe Ruminski

Joe is one of the treasures of the CMW. Past president of the CMW and Lifetime Membership honoree at the 2016 AAW Symposium are just 2 of his many accolades. Those who know him understand that he is a tireless advocate for woodturning and a consummate teacher and mentor. Watching him demo is both an educational and enlightening experience.

His work is largely functional and includes bowls, jewelry, boxes and many other practical items.

His appearance is a perfect way to end the year and will make your holidays a bit more cheerful and rewarding.

He will also be giving a workshop on Sunday, Dec. 16, subject TBD.

Fairview, NC, United States

Jan 2011