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Welcome to Carolina Mountain Woodturners (CMW), a non-profit club dedicated to woodturning as both a craft and art form. CMW is a educational Chapter of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW). If new to CMW, start exploring from the About Us tab.  If you are a current member, login or explore the links below.


Melissa Engler and Graeme Priddle have been collaborating on sculptural wood art in their Grovewood Village studio since 2015. This husband-and-wife team maintains a busy exhibition schedule, while also teaching woodturning workshops around the globe.

Melissa holds a B.A. in sculpture from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. She is also a graduate of Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts Program, where she studied furniture making. Her work has been featured in Carolina Home + Garden, WNC Magazine, Woodwork Magazine, and American Craft. Engler’s interest in conservation and her love of the outdoors inspires her work in wood. She hopes that her sculptures “convey a sense of our primal connection to our environment and evoke an awareness of its tenuous state.”

Graeme Priddle has been a woodworker for over 25 years and is widely known for turned and carved sculptural work. Many of his sculptures reflect the life and environment of his home country, New Zealand. His work has received numerous awards and has been exhibited worldwide. Priddle is very active in the woodturning world. He served on the committee of the New Zealand National Association of Woodturners for five years and was instrumental in establishing CollaboratioNZ, a biennial week-long art event based in Whangārei Heads, New Zealand.


March 16, 2024

Andi Wolfe My career has been spent as a plant evolutionary biologist at The Ohio State University, but I have many interests beyond the work I do as a scientist. My science background has led me into an exploration of art - particularly in working with wood. I have also discovered the joys of other media (photography, painting, glass) and have been combining some of them in my wood practice.


April 13, 2024

Miriam Carpenter is an artist, researcher and designer based in New Hope, Pennsylvania. After graduating from RISD in 2006, she designed furniture alongside Mira Nakashima for seven years. In 2014, she was awarded the Windgate ITE Residency sponsored by the Center for Art in Wood together with four wood artists from Japan, Canada, West Ghana and the United States. The year following, she lived, worked, and studied with furniture makers, sculptors, scholars, and environmental stewards in Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand. Miriam is currently living and working as Artist in Residence at the Antonin Raymond Estate in New Hope, PA. She is most passionate about exploring the potential in the environment around her and in working side-by-side with those filled with enthusiasm and creative spirit, to support a common endeavor.

Miriam Carpenter - cmw

May 18,  2024


New members may sign up online or in person at a monthly demonstration. Membership is only $35.00 a year. Learn more about CMW.

Renewing members should log in and complete the membership renewal online or in person at a monthly demonstration. 


Joining Carolina Mountain Woodturners comes with a host of exclusive benefits, allowing you to fully engage in the art of woodturning.