July, 2006

Meeting Information: Saturday, July 22nd, from 9 am to 4 pm

John Jordan: textured and carved hollow vessels

At Levi Mize Woodcraftsman’s Shop

162 Aviador Street #17+18, Camarillo, CA 93010

Aviador Street is N. of the Camarillo Airport and is reached from the Central Ave. exit off of US 101: go S. and turn left on Ventura Blvd. then right on Aviador St.  About three-quarters of the way to the dead end, on the left is a long building.  Levi’s  shop is the last two doors on the left on the S. side of the building.  Please park directly in front of or behind his shop or against the curb on the N. side of the building and not in front of other shops.

BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR OR SIT ON THE FLOOR

The June meeting featured club member Russ Babbitt.  The description and photos are in the Babbitt Demo 2006 part of the project section.  Thanks to Al Geller for writing up the description and to Ron Lindsay for the photos.

The July 22nd meeting is an all day special demonstration by John Jordan an internationally known wood turner who has given workshops and demonstrations in eight different countries and across the USA, and maintains his studio in Antioch, Tennessee. His turned and textured vessels are in numerous private and corporate collections, as well as many museums, including: The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, The White House, the Boston Museum of Fine Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Detroit Institute of Art, the High Museum in Atlanta, and the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC.

He is widely know as a superb turner and teacher. You can look at his work at these links:del Mano Gallery; NMAA – The White House Collection of American Crafts; and Stubby lathe.   The cost is $25 and RSVP’s are necessary to reserve your spot.  Contact Doug Eaton (his email and phone are on the membership list sent to all members in June) or you can email him at RSVP, as we have limited seating and need an accurate count for lunches.  Members attending the July 8th Picnic should sign up then and bring a check made out to Ron Lindsay (our treasurer) to hold your spot.

We would like to expand the number of members willing to be mentors.  You don’t have to be an advanced turner to teach beginning turners so those of you with a few years of experience are well qualified to start a new turner off on the right foot (or left handJ).  Let David Frank know if you are willing to be added to the list.

Remember the  VC FAIR details are in the June newsletter.  The entry dates are July 21-23 with judging soon afterward.  Our judge this year will be Greg Radley the shop teacher at Cabrillo Middle School where we mentor the kids on the lathes.  Mr. Radley learned turning from Dale Nish at the University of Utah, Provo and in addition to teaching has his own custom furniture business.  His work is exquisite and he has a great sense of design.

In preparation for the fair, Russ Babbitt is holding a teaching session on making tops which we give away to the kids at the fair.  The date is July 15th and he has already sent information to our members.  Remember you must be a member of AAW to be one of our demonstrators.  Even if you haven’t had much experience yet, learn from Russ and sign up for a rotation paired with an experienced turner.  Russ also has the rotation sign up sheets and they will be at the July meeting and the picnic.  Or give him a call as the spots are filling up quickly.

Remember to put August 26th on your calendar for the Stuart Batty demonstration! We will start signing up for his special demonstration at the July meeting.  And Linda Salterwill be with us on October 14th.

The Show and Tell photos from the June meeting are below:

President Martha leading the meeting

President Martha leading the meeting

Joe with two vessels

Joe with two vessels

Warren with an alabaster and wood bowl

Warren with an alabaster and wood bowl

Al with a new platter

Al with a new platter

Jim with a large epoxy hollow form

Jim with a large epoxy hollow form

Ron with multple bowls from the same block of wood.

Ron with multple bowls from the same block of wood.

Tim with a nice bowl turned from "green" lemon wood

Tim with a nice bowl turned from “green” lemon wood

Russ with an unusual bowl having a rectangular shaped rim

Russ with an unusual bowl having a rectangular shaped rim

Overview of the Show and Tell table

Overview of the Show and Tell table

More Show and Tell work of our members

More Show and Tell work of our members


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