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Demonstrators & Panelists

Expert woodturners from around the world come together to share their techniques and insights to inspire and help you bring your woodturning abilities to the next level. Browse the full list of demonstrators and all the unique topics that will be covered May 23-26 in Portland, Oregon.

Eli Avisera, Israel

Demonstrations:

  • Square Bowl with Off-Center Decoration​

  • Identical Off-Center Spoons

  • Long-Stem Flower and Tumbler

  • Spinning Tops with New Ideas and Techniques

Christian Burchard, Oregon

Demonstrations:

  • Turning Spheres

  • Simple Green-Turned Vessel

  • In Praise of Green Wood

Kirk DeHeer, Utah

Demonstrations:

  • Open Bowls

  • Demystifying Hand-Chased Threads

  • Demystifying Cuts and Catches

Anthony Harris, Kansas

Demonstrations:

  • Hand-Chased Threads: The Basics

  • Eccentric Scoop

Kevin Jesequel, Oregon

Demonstrations:

  • Hollow Forms with Fingertip Openings

  • Turning Air: Hollow Forms with Large Voids

Dave Landers, Colorado

Demonstrations:

  • Sliced Hollow Forms

  • Shot Barrels

  • Upside Down Hollowing

Art Liestman, BC, Canada

Demonstrations:

  • Therming

  • Flame Texturing

Al Miotke, Illinois

Demonstrations:

  • Bowl from a Board – Basics to Fascinating

  • Turning a Segmented Vase

  • Making Beads of Courage Boxes

Steve Newberry, Oregon

Demonstrations:

  • Multiaxis Teapot

  • Multiaxis Kuksa (Coffee Cup)

Jay Shepard, Washington

Demonstrations:

  • Sanding, Finishing, Buffing, and More

  • Blank to High-Gloss Lacquer in 90 Minutes

Dan Tilden, Oregon

Demonstrations:

  • Exploring Natural-Edge Design

  • The Classic Hollow Form

Janine Wang, Pennsylvania

Demonstrations:

  • Basketry for Woodturning

  • Split Turned Frames

Alan Zenreich, New Jersey

Demonstrations:

  • Intro to Lasers for Woodturners

Donna Zils Banfield, New Hampshire

Demonstrations:

  • Form! Form! Form!

  • Write Your Story

  • Finish Your Story with Color

Andy Cole, Hawai‘i

Demonstrations:

  • Calabash Bowl

  • Natural-Edge Bowl with Flair

  • Natural-Edge Nested Set

Scott Grove, New York

Demonstrations:

  • Metal Filigree Inlay

  • Work at the Speed of Light with UV-Curing Resin

Kurt Hertzog, New York

Demonstrations:

  • Working with Carbide Tools

  • Penmaking – The Basics and Beyond

Kalia Kliban, California

Demonstrations:

  • Watching Paint Dry (or Demystifying Milk Paint)

  • The Porringer: A Bowl with Integral Handles

Janice Levi, Texas

Demonstrations:

  • Fancy Lidded Box with Finial

  • Surface Enhancement from A to Z

Heather Marusiak, Kansas

Demonstrations:

  • Addition and Subtraction: Constructing and Carving

  • Commanding Color: Color Theory to Enhance Form

Rolly Munro, New Zealand

Demonstrations:

  • Hollowing

  • Tricky Hollowing

  • Rolly’s Carving Technique

Rick Rich, Washington

Demonstrations:

  • Copy Turning & Spindle Work

  • Three-Piece Dish

  • Country Gardening Stool

Eiko Tanaka, Japan

Demonstrations:

  • Japanese Urushi Lacquer: History and Wiping Technique

  • Japanese Woodturning: Demonstration and History

  • New Work from Old Traditions

Rob Wallace, Iowa

Demonstrations:

  • An Introduction to Identifying Wood

Andi Wolfe, Ohio

Demonstrations:

  • Turning a Bowl as Sampler for Surface Enhancement 

  • Techniques for Surface Embellishment

  • Beyond the Surface: 3D Carving

Panel Presentations

Effective Writing for Woodturners

  • Joshua Friend (moderator)

  • Betty Scarpino

  • Don McIvor

Artist Showcase Panel Discussion

  • David Ellsworth (moderator)

  • Sally Burnett (co-moderator)

  • Heather Marusiak

  • Kevin Jesequel


Photography for Woodturners

  • Rudy Lopez (moderator)

  • Jim Piper 

Instant Gallery Critique

  • Randy Pi

  • Mark Sfirri

  • Craig Edelbrock

History of Woodturning and Where Are We Going

  • Mike Mahoney (moderator)

  • David Ellsworth

  • Albert LeCoff

  • Stuart King

It’s Time to Sell Your Work

  • Sally Burnett (moderator)

  • Kalia Kliban

  • Mike Mahoney

  • Donna Banfield

How to Be a Better Demonstrator

  • Mike Mahoney (moderator)

  • Kip Christensen

  • Cindy Drozda

  • Stuart Batty

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