We had quite a variety of work shown at our April meeting's Show and Tell. Use the arrows on the sides of the pictures to scroll through the work. Phil Hauser really got into spheres after spending some time with Dale Larson. We are in luck, Dale is coming for a workshop and demonstration later this month. check out his spheres: a spalted maple, cedar crotch, and lacquer painted with pyrographic lines. Wait, there is more- Phil also talked about making a Hans inspired box and a drunken box. Phil admitted that making the lidded box was a little harder than it looked. There were a couple of broken attempts after he made this one from Australian Red Gum Burl.
Lise Baumam did a great job representing just how good the HOW workshops can be. She presented her work from various HOW classes- an inside out turning from Linford Sine's class and a Hobbit box she made at Bud Hohlfeld's class. She also showed a wonderful bowl she made from wood Nate Favors gave her.
Speaking of Nate, in typical fashion, he presented another signature bowl of his. After getting the mike from Bryan Richardson, trusted MC, Nate showed us this Honey Locust bowl.
Brain Richardson didn't come empty handed. He showed a turned table he made from spalted maple and milk paint. He was inspired by Kim Winkle's use of milk paint. Also, under the tutelage of Tom Gall, he made a eccentric turned lid for a box.
In addition to teaching, Tom Gall was busy hatching this collection of ornaments. Each year he challenges himself to creating a new ornament. He bought a bunch of eggs, including duck eggs, and had a lot of fun making patterns. He also used Holly for the finials, and a gold paint pen for additional decoration, as well as ribbon and modeling paste.
Here's an elaborate piece by Jim Beckwith. Designed for a Garden Exhibition for a guild he belongs to, this beautifully carved Walnut vessel is adorned with a crescent moon atop its finial.
Gerald Brenner made some great looking bowls from Ambrosia Maple. Check out the rope carving surrounding the second bowl.
Bob Collins, who manages our membership, showed some of his recent efforts that include both bowl and spindle turning. Check out these vessels and wine stoppers!
Bob Crowe also brought in a combination of bowl and spindle turning. the bowl is from Phil Hauser's Bowl from a Board HOW, while the Easter Island style figures are inspired by Mark Sfirri's turning class.
Here are a few items, well more than a few, by Ron Durr. The pieces include a natural edge ash bowl made from a downed branch, a flower shaped vessel from Box Elder, a masked and painted vessel, a Sassafras painted vessel and a couple segmented vessels (Osage Orange and Holly) Ron says were inspired by Bill Smith's work.
John Manura also showed his expertise in making segmented vessels. the large bowl imade from over 1000 pieces! They sure are impressive!
Thomas Ganos took a couple of HOW classes and made a finial box with Bud Hohlfeld and some pens and a key ring with Steve Hillerman.
Ted Middleman also learned the art of pen making with Steve Hillerman. Check these out!
Along with teaching, Steve Hillerman made a bowl from a board with Phil Hauser, and some great looking bowls from Spalted Maple and Osage Orange.
Here is more HOW. Gary Hoffman shows the lid he made with Tom Gall, finial boxes with Bud and several vessels of his own design.
Tom Hauber learned the art of epoxy inlays with Bryan Richardson and Nate Favors- nicely shown in these two Splated Maple bowls. He also showed an end-grained turned green Beech bowl.
Dragon Tea! From Michael Kehs: "This is DRAGON TEA, It will be in an online exhibition titled HOT TEA. It's 12" wide, 6" deep and 9" tall. the square part is put together with dovetails the top is mortised into the box. The handle and spout are turned, cut apart reassembled and carved into shape. The texture is friction burned then colored. Applying the copper was one of the most difficult aspects of this teapot."
Scott Malin presented his study of square platters from Ambrosia Maple. Check out the carved feet on the second turning.
Jim Ruocco demonstrated his carving expertise with the rim mirroring the distorted edge, along with a a couple of exquisitely turned Spalted Maple platters, and a Holly bowl.
Joe Seltzer brought in a collaboration of Michael Kehs, Joyce McCullough, and Carol Hall, a Michael Scarboro Japanese Lacquer with Rice Vessel and some turnings of his own. These six Madronne and Mesquite small turnings presented some design challenges based on their natural defects.
Michael Conner brought in his epoxy inlay from Nate and Bryan's HOW, along with a bowl he nicknamed the "Bowl with a Thousand Holes."
Linford Sine continues to amaze us with his versatility and creativity. take a look at his weed pots and natural surfaces he employed.
Finally, here is one from Ward Stevens: a collaboration with his daughter, Kate. This ash bowl is coated with gesso and tissue. Kate decorated the gesso surface the acrylic paint.