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Woodturners of Olympia Symposium

The Woodturners of Olympia, a chapter of the AAW, is presenting its sixth annual symposium, “Creativity in Woodturning” featuring John Jordan, on July 27, 2013 from 7:50 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. It will be held at the Komachin Middle School in Lacey, Washington State. Price is $90 until May 31 after which it increases to $100. Price for youth under the age of 18 attending with an adult is $10. All prices include lunch and the chance to win several door prizes.

The day starts with Jack Wayne demonstrating his methods for turning thin. Jack is a popular Northwest woodturning instructor and demonstrator. He is followed for the rest of the day by John Jordan who will be conducting several demonstrations, including: aesthetics and properties of wood, turning & hollowing green wood and carving & texturing techniques. John was honored in 2011 with a lifetime membership to the AAW for his extraordinary contribution to the advancement of woodturning. More information on his technique and work can be seen at his web site: www.johnjordanwoodturning.com. John will also lead four hands on workshops limited to 8 participants per day. Workshops schedule & topics are: Sunday, July 28, bowl turning; Monday, July 29, carving & texturing; Tuesday, July 30, Tea Pot; and Wednesday, July 31, student’s choice of either bowl turning or hollow forms. Cost for each of the workshops is $150.

For more information or to register for the symposium you can go to our web site: www.woodturnersofolympia.org . You can also register by calling Al Price on 360-791-0396 or e-mail him at aprice44@aol.com. You can also contact Al to register for the classes.