Another great holiday celebration! This annual tradition of a Pollyanna Exchange and Raffle is always a big hit with our members. Here's Joyce McCullough winning the raffle- Stuart Batty's bowl presented by President Matt Overton and Membership VP Bob Collins.
We also re-elected Matt Overton, President, Bil Sticker, Treasurer, Bryan Richardson, VP Demonstrations, Bob Collins, VP Membership, and Ward Stevens, VP Communications. We also thanked Seth Chamberlain for his years of service as Librarian, and welcomed Steve Hillerman as his replacement. Thanks, Steve for volunteering!
Thanks also to Rick Baker for providing the video for the meeting and bringing along his lighting and tent for the photographs you'll see below. On the to main event- the Pollyanna exchange! Here are the ornaments (sometimes a stretch, but that's more than ok) and the maker's description. Once you've had a look at the ornaments, keep scrolling to see the most recent addition to Joe Seltzer's collection and the new Nate Favor's Bowl. Both are great pieces!
I wanted to explore a 3D look with these 2 ornaments. The first is an inside out turning using Maple pen blanks. I wanted a nice and light ornament that could hang from any tree. My second ornament is a maple body with a walnut “tree” on the inside. The holes were drilled to achieve a see-thru look from all sides. The walnut tree was made to contrast the maple and be the focal point. - Steve Hillerman
And now for a look at the recent addition to Joe Seltzer's collection...
Nate Favors take a 300 pound blank and turns out a 10 pound beauty!