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World-Class Demonstrators


The free Guidebook app for mobile devices will be available for the AAW 2016 Symposium. With the app, you'll have all the rotations, demonstrators, trade show exhibitors, floor plans, and messaging at your fingertips.The Guidebook is ready to install now and you can save time by downloading the app before the symposium.


USDA Regulations for Transporting Wood


Thank you demonstration room supporters!

Oneway:  loan of demonstration lathes


Powermatic/JET:  loan of demonstration lathes


Robust:  loan ofg demonstration lathes


Vicmarc:  loan ofdemonstration lathes


2 Tree Boyz Wood:  wood


Hardwood Inc: wood


Woodcraft of Atlanta - Sorby sharpening system

Frugal Vacuum Chuck - vacuum pump systems

Rockler - bandsaw

You appreciate an exceptional woodturning demonstration.

The AAW symposium offers three-and-a-half days of classroom-type demonstrations and panel discussions led by internationally known woodturners, veteran instructors, and top woodturning talent. No other event offers as many opportunities to learn from the world’s best.


Featured Demonstrators*

  • Sally Ault
  • Benoit Averly
  • Michael Blankenship
  • Jason Breach
  • Cynthia Carden Gibson
  • Pat Carroll
  • Seamus Cassidy
  • Andy Cole
  • Robin Costelle
  • Mark Dreyer
  • Jean Francois Escoulen
  • Richard Findley
  • Liam Flynn
  • Michael Gibson
  • Allen Hockenbery
  • Keith Holt
  • Michael Hosaluk
  • Beth Ireland
  • Franck Johannesen
  • John Jordan
  • Suzanne Kahn
  • Dale Larson
  • Jon Magill
  • David  Marks
  • Yann Marot
  • Dennis Paullus
  • Michael Peace
  • Frank Penta
  • Toni Ransfield
  • Peggy Schmid
  • Jason Schneider
  • Mark Sfirri
  • Jennifer Shirley
  • Brian Simmons

*Preliminary list. May be subject to change.


Youth Room

  • Rex Burninghan
  • Kip Christensen
  • Steve Cook
  • Larry Miller
  • Jim Rodgers

Specialty Panels

Turners with Disabilities

  • Andi Sullivan – moderator
  • Jared Bruckner
  • Tony George
  • Jack Morse


Special Interest Night (SIN) Sessions

Thursday, June 9, 7:00pm
  • Material Selection and Creation Of Turned Objects - Phillip & Matt Moultrhrop
  • Ornamental Turners - Jon Magill
  • Principally Pens - Kurt Hertzog
  • Rethinking Demonstrations: Using Live Video - Alan Zenreich
  • Segmented Woodturners - Al Miotke
  • Teachers and Educators - Denis Delehanty
  • Women in Turning - Kathleen Duncan

POP Panel Discussions and  Rotations

Material selection and creation of turned objects using personalized tools and methods. (This panel discussion will take place on Thursday evening, June 8, 2016.)

  • Philip Moulthrop
  • Matt Moulthrop

Collaboration: Demo and Discussion

  • Mark Sfirri
  • Michael Hosaluk
  • Jean-Francois Escoulen
  • Barbara Crockett – POP representative/facilitator

Cultural Appropriation or Misappropriation?

  • J. Paul Fennell
  • Derek Weidman
  • Graeme Priddle

Evolution of an Artist: 2016 Artists Showcase participants

  • Helga Winter
  • Jerome Blanc
  • David Ellsworth/POP facilitator

So you want to be a demonstrator? Characteristics of a good demonstrator, how to break into the demonstrator circuit, what to charge, how to
promote yourself as a demonstrator, and more.

  • Beth Ireland
  • Derek Weidman
  • Andy Cole

Digital Photography: What are juries looking for? What constitutes a good photo? Basic techniques for achieving quality photos.

  • John Beaver
  • Rudy Lopez
  • John Lucas

The Ego and the Soul: Why makers make.

  • David Ellsworth
  • Graeme Priddle
  • Dixie Biggs

Influences, Copying, and Plagiarism: Blurred lines between influences and replication.

  • Paul Fennell
  • David Ellsworth - moderator
  • Jeff Bernstein
  • Curt Theobald

Business and Marketing: Strategies to make a living from your craft.

  • Mike Mahoney
  • Nick Cook
  • Brian Simmons

Mock Jury/Critique

  • Trent Bosch
  • Betty Scarpino
  • Graeme Priddle
  • Dale L. Couch

Instant Gallery Critique

  • Mike Mahoney
  • Kip Christensen
  • Jeff Bernstein
  • Dale L. Couch
  • John Lucas

Language for the Future: Preview of the video learning project.

  • David Ellsworth
  • John Beaver

Click here to view the complete list of demonstrators, topics, and presentation format.

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