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2022 WIT Virtual EXCHANGE


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The AAW’s Women in Turning (WIT) Committee will Celebrate the Process of Collaboration

WIT Presents: 2022 Virtual WIT EXCHANGE Presentation of Projects

Saturday, June 4, 2022
3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

The Women in Turning (WIT) committee published an open invitation to women makers challenging them to participate in an exercise of creativity in an environment of collaboration with other women from around the globe. In the end, 48 women from 8 countries became 16 collaborative teams. Their collective efforts will be showcased during this event.  
We hope you will enjoy this unique event celebrating their work and listen as each team summarizes their creative process.
Please join us as we showcase the creativity, and skills, shared, learned, and used by these makers for this collaboration. WIT Presents the 2022 Virtual WIT EXCHANGE final projects on June 4th at 3pm EDT. This is a virtual art show that includes a rare look behind the scenes at the creative process. Each team documented, then condensed their journey into lively, thoughtful, creative, sometimes humorous, and always entertaining 5-minute presentations. It is our hope you will find inspiration in these projects to enhance your own creative process.  
ALL WIT Presents events are FREE and open to EVERYONE. However, you must register to attend. Registration for WIT Presents the 2022 Virtual WIT EXCHANGE Presentation of Projects is now open on the AAW website, use this link. Once you have registered, you will receive an email with a link to access the event.  
If you miss the live event, as an AAW member, you will be able to view the recorded event in the archive.

  • FREE, preregistration required.



  • All experience levels are welcome.
  • Presentation expected to be 120 minutes.





The WIT EXCHANGE connects our community of woodturning women through the challenging process of collaborative artistic expression. It stimulates creativity, facilitates self-confidence and fosters relationship building while sharing and learning from other participants.

The WIT Committee, building on the success of the past two years, will once again host a Virtual WIT EXCHANGE. You can help make this the best event yet! We encourage all prior participants to reach out to their circle of WIT artist friends (in any media) to encourage participation in the 2022 Virtual WIT EXCHANGE.

Introducing women from other media into this EXCHANGE will open new avenues for creativity. At the same time, the art of woodturning will be introduced to an entirely different group of women. The Virtual EXCHANGE creates an environment which will expand awareness of woodturning beyond our current community. This exposure to different media will also foster infinite creative opportunities.

The WIT EXCHANGE welcomes women of all skill levels. It is a collaborative project that will enhance skills, friendships, and self-confidence. It’s designed to be hard work, but lots of FUN!

Here is how it works:

  • The goal of this EXCHANGE is to push you to the next level in your creative process. Learn or share new techniques. Network with an expanded community of women artists.
  • There will be a nominal fee for participation
  • The first meeting is a mandatory orientation - You will meet all the participants, find out who your teammates will be and participate in drawing the inspiration words for your teams’ project during this EXCHANGE. You will also receive the schedule of weekly meeting topics and the project’s timeline for completion.
  • All projects officially start after the orientation meetings.
  • Teams meet for creative brainstorming, agree on concept, then each team creates a project (focusing on the process and documenting along the way.)

Registration will be open from March 8-22, 2022.

Sorry, registration is now closed.


For more information, view these articles on past EXCHANGES:


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2020 WIT EXCHANGE Slideshow with Music (TRT 1:32)



Iconic Generosity
Cypress, walnut, onyx
8"x 8" x 13.5"
Team: Lakes to Ocean; Heather Marusiak, Kansas; Phyllis Moffitt, Florida; Dima Tawakkol, Michigan

Tactile Reflection
Hard maple, spalted maple, sycamore, cherry, poplar, birch, dichroic glass, glass stringers, stained glass, glass beads, LED lighting, acrylic paint
11"x 14" x 10"
Team: 3 Babe Enclave-Marie Anderson, Illinois; Ann Demko, Kentucky; Mary Phillips, Michigan

Voluptuous Gifts
Sycamore (Acer psuedoplatanus), gold leaf, acrylic paint, corrugated cardboard
12" x 12" x 12"
Team: Accents From Across the Pond-Mary Ashton, England; Margaret Garrard, England; Jay Heryet, Wales; Helen Bailey England

Fragile Diversity
Wood (black oak, cedar, red oak), encaustic wax, yard debris, paint, shou sugi ban charring, silver spray paint, deep pour epoxy, pigments
20" x 7.5"x 7.5"
Team: We Got Lathed-Cheryl Lewis, California; Jackie Cheyne, California; Noele DeSafey, California

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