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Demonstrators (alphabetical)

  Demonstrators by topic area

Eli Avisera, Israel
Mark Baker, England
Donna Zils Banfield, NH
Jeff Chelf, NC
Kip Christensen, UT
Mark Dreyer, IL
Cindy Drozda, CO
Karen Freitas, CA
Keith Gotschall, CO
Stephen  Hatcher, WA
Kristin LeVier, ID
Eric Lofstrom, WA
Tom Lohman, MN
Jon Magill, OR
Guilio Marcolongo, Australia
Wayne Miller, MA
Kai Muenzer, AB
Mike Peace, GA
Ed Pretty, BC
Graeme Priddle, NC
Rick Rich, WA
Jay Shepard, WA
Al Stirt, VT
Dan Tilden, OR
Hans Weissflog, Germany
Ray Wright, UT

Lauren Zenreich, NY



  • Keith Gotschall 
  • Kip Christensen 
  • Eric Lofstrom 
  • Ed Pretty 
  • Rick Rich

Segmenting Techniques

  • Tom Lohman 
  • Wayne Miller

Ornamental Turning

  • Jon Magill

Penturning Tips and Techniques

  • Mark Dreyer 
  • Ray Wright

Vessels and Hollow Forms

  • Dan Tilden 
  • Stephen Hatcher 
  • Cindy Drozda 
  • Marilyn Campbell 
  • Karen Freitas

Embellishing and Finishing

  • Lauren Zenreich
  • Hans Weissflog 
  • Mike Peace 
  • Donna Zils Banfield 
  • Eli Avisera 
  • Jay Shepard 
  • Graeme Priddle 
  • Stephen Hatcher

Boxes and Lids

  • Al Stirt 
  • Guilio Marcolongo 
  • Kai Muenzer
  • Cindy Drozda 
  • Mark Baker

Sculpture and Inspiration

  • Jeff Chelf 
  • Kristin LeVier

Turning for Furniture

  • Kai Muenzer 
  • Rick Rich


Youth Program Demonstrators

  • Paul Carter with Kip Christensen: One Session, Christmas Ornament and Ornament Stand 
  • Paul Carter: One Session, Project Probably a Twist Pen 
  • Kip Christensen: Ball and Cup Game 
  • Kailee Bosch: Two Sessions, Cupcake Box, Flower Pot 
  • Bonnie Klein: Two Sessions, Stick Pen, Magic Wand 
  • Nick Cook: Two Sessions, Candlestick, Ring Holder
More information about demonstrations and schedule, coming soon.


Panel Discussions

Turning With Physical Limitations

  • Andi Sullivan
  • Alan Zenreich
  • Brent English
  • TBA

Join us for an interactive session which includes a panel discussion about teaching with physical  and mental  limitations, descriptions of lathe modifications to assist physical challenges, and a demonstration of the newest technologies such as remote demos with enlarged screens for close-up views and closed captions for the hearing impaired.

If you have trouble standing or holding tools, are aging or have a disability which interferes with your turning, need advice on workplace organization, or want to teach or help someone with such issues to keep turning, this panel will address and help answer your concerns and questions.



Instant Gallery Critique

An opportunity to receive valuable feedback on your wok through one-on-one discussion with an expert. Expect encouragement, tips, suggestions, and a positive experience.

  • Graeme Priddle 
  • Andrew Johnson-Laird  
  • William (Bill) Moore



Professional Outreach Program

Artists Showcase – Evolution of an artist.

  • David Ellsworth, moderator 
  • Vivien Grandouiller 
  • Sally Burnett

Creativity - This panel will focus on the concepts behind the making of turned objects. Each of the panelists have very distinctive approaches to their work. They will share what inspires them, how they develop ideas, and how they apply incorporate them into their work.

  • Mark Sfirri, moderator 
  • John Mydock 
  • Melissa Engler

Packing Fragile Work for Shipping

  • Paul Fennell, moderator 
  • Tib Shaw 
  • Kristen LeVier

Photography - How to best present your work for juried applications.

  • John Beaver, moderator 
  • Tib Shaw 
  • TBA

Craft Shows - Tips for a good booth setup and creative ways to display your work.

  • David Ellsworth 
  • Mark Waninger  
  • Christian Burchard 
  • Sally Ault

Collectors of Wood Art (CWA): What are collectors and museums looking for?

  • John Beaver, moderator 
  • Namita Gupta Wiggers, writer, curator, and educator based in Portland, OR. She is the Director and Co-Founder of Critical Craft Forum. Wiggers is the Director of a newly launched Master of Arts in Craft Studies at Warren Wilson College, North Carolina. 2012-2014 Head Curator Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland OR.
  • Patricia E. Kane, Friends of American Arts at Yale Curator of American Decorative Arts, Yale University Art Gallery.
  • Suzy and David Wahl   

Marketing – How to market and sell work to more than collectors. How to make use of advances in social media.

  • Mike Mahoney, moderator
  • Sally Ault 
  • Nick Cook 
  • Ashley Harwood

Collaboration – Who says you have to work alone? Experiences with collaborative events.

  • Joe Seltzer, moderator
  • Mark Sfirri 
  • Graeme Priddle 
  • Eric Lofstrom

The Ego and the Soul – Why makers make.

  • David Ellsworth, Moderator 
  • Stephen Hatcher
  • Derek Weidman






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