Tom Barns showed some work he has completed by attending Bryan Richardson and Nate Favors' Save that Bowl HOW- a great looking quarter-sawn Sycamore platter with an inlay of parsley!
Lise Bauman also attended that class and showed off her platter along with some spheres and natural edge bowls, from instruction she received in her HOW classes from Bud Hohlfeld and Phil Hauser, respectively.
John Manura continues his (life-long) inventive streak. He brought along his latest work exploring the capabilities of his brain-child, the Accu-Slice®, some vessels with inlayed Celtic Knots. John will be demonstrating at Kansas City. Are you wondering how he made them? Well, John made a great video that shows all the thought and work that went into them. Maybe it's the fine video production, or the Accu-Slice®, but he sure makes it look easy.
Mike Tanner presented this magnificent urn he made to honor the passing of his mother. The vessel is a beautiful piece of figured Maple with just a hint of spalting. The finial is colored purple, a favorite color of his mother. A very thoughtful and wonderfully executed piece of art.
President Matt Overton showed us an impressive platter that was made by Bob Rosand, and painted by his wife, Susan, to honor Palmer Sharpless. It has many signatures of prominent woodturners and many Bucks Woodturners. Palmer was instrumental in promoting woodturning, founding the AAW, and supporting wood-related crafts. The platter was donated to the George School by his eldest daughter, Nancy Sharpless. Palmer taught at the school for 38 years and was the head of the Arts Department. Read more about Palmer here and at the AAW site.