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The American Association of Woodturners
32nd Annual International Symposium
Portland, Oregon
June 14-17, 2018


 

Gain insights and motivation. Fast-track your learning curve. 


Join us for the AAW's 32nd Annual International Symposium! The conference will bring together more than more than 1,200 turners from around the globe to learn, share, and celebrate the art and craft of woodturning making it the largest woodturning event in the world. No other event offers as many opportunities to learn from the world’s best.

For registered attendees, the symposium features classroom-style demonstrations led by internationally known woodturners and top woodturning talent, as well as topics that appeal to wide variety of skill levels — bowls, boxes, vessels, hollow forms, spheres, spindle turning, multiaxis turning, segmented turning, natural edge turning, ornament, jewelry, finishing techniques, surface design, texture and embellishment, to name a few.

Many events are open to the public, including an enormous trade show jam-packed with the newest woodturning products, tool and lathe manufacturers, and supplies; an Instant Gallery and themed exhibitions; as well as benefit auctions and opportunities to support local charities.


Special Interest Night

The action begins on Thursday evening, June 14, with and sessions for focused disciplines, including Ornamental Turners, Principally Pens, and Segmented Woodturners. Specialty group meetings, such as Women in Turning, woodturning teachers, and young turners, will take place along with forums on other relevant woodturning subjects.

Christian Burchard - A Life Made with These Hands: Predictable Unpredictability and the Nature of Wood
Also on Thursday night, Christian Burchard, globe-trotting woodturner, sculptor, furniture-maker, house-builder, goat-tender, cheesemaker, and much more, will reflect on his journey in woodturning in a presentation, "A Life Made with These Hands: Predictable Unpredictability and the Nature of Wood." Burchard will discuss the importance of using our hands and being creative in these uncertain times, as well as the pleasure of working with unpredictable materials, and not knowing exactly where you're going.



Rotations and Events

The revelry continues Friday through Sunday, June 15-17, with a broad selection of educational demonstrations and panel discussions that will appeal to a wide variety of skill levels and interest areas—bowls, boxes, vessels, hollow forms, spheres, spindle turning, multiaxis turning, segmented turning, natural-edge turning, ornamental turning, jewelry, finishing techniques, surface design, texture and embellishment, and more.

 

Learn-To-Turn

  • 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



Symposium Facility

  • Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

 


Host Hotel

  • Doubletree by Hilton Portland, 1000 NE Multnomah St, Portland, OR 97232



Want to be an exhibitor in our trade show? Want to learn about advertising opportunities?

Please contact Erica Nelson at erica@pierreproductions.com or 763-497-1778.

 




 

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