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Jeff Wyatt

When Jeff Wyatt is not working in the oil refinery, you would find him in his workshop shop in Middle Tennessee. Jeff has been published in numerous magazine articles including This Old House Magazine and American Association of Woodturners. He has taken numerous classes with Greg Pennington, Jeff Lefkowitz, David Ellsworth, Luke Barnett & Trent Bosch.

December 16,  2023


Melissa Engler and Graeme Priddle

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.

January 20, 2024


Glenn Schmidt began woodturning in 2009. His part-time hobby became a burning passion in 2016 when he took his first class at the Folk School, built a new studio, invested in more equipment, and joined the Carolina Mountain Woodturners and the American Association of Woodturners. Glenn served as a CMW board director for four years. After retiring as a corporate project manager in 2017, Glenn became an assistant instructor at the Folk School and was asked to teach classes starting in 2020. He enthusiastically focuses on safety, expanding turning skills, and overall enjoyment of the art of woodturning.

February 17,  2024


George Jones III began the craft of woodturning in 2008. Since then he has studied with a number of internationally renowned wood artists, and has studied at the Arrowmount School of the Arts in Gatlinburg, TN. Exposure to artists working in other media at the school has allowed George to develop a unique perspective by incorporating some of these techniques in his work. In 2020 became a member of the Board of Governors for Arrowmont.

March 16, 2024



  • Jeff Wyatt - December 16
  • Graeme Priddle & Melissa Engler - January 20
  • Glen Schmidt - February 17
  • George Jones - March 16