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Tennessee Association of Woodturners
2022 Woodturning Symposium
Early Registration Now Open
The Tennessee Association of Woodturners (TAW) presents its 33rd Woodturning Symposium January 28th and 29th, 2022 at the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Franklin, TN. The 2022 Symposium features these leading woodturners and turning artisans: Kimberly Winkle,Jeff Hornung, Lyle Jamieson, Mike Mahoney and Jason Swanson. In addition to 16 woodturning rotations each day there will be a large vendor area, there will be a gallery of woodturned art will be on display throughout the symposium. The Saturday evening banquet and live auction are not to be missed.
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Kim Winkle - Symposium Demonstrator
Kim Winkle’s extraordinary woodturned objects(and her furniture) are created using hardwood, paint, and graphite. The forms are generally streamlined in order to better play the role of an empty canvas for color and line. Her work displays a unique balance of form, color and surface pattern. Kim has exhibited at prestigious national and international venues, and her work has been included in several popular woodworking magazines. She has been awarded four Niche awards, a State of Tennessee Individual Artist Award, and the Society of Arts and Crafts John D. Mineck furniture fellowship. Kim’s workshop teaching experience includes Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, AndersonRanch Art Center, The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, John C. Campbell Folk School and the Appalachian Center for Craft. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in Ceramics, and Master of Fine Art in Furniture Design. Kim is an Associate Professor of Art at Tennessee Technological University, and lives with her cat Pickles in Smithville, TN. For more information visit Kim’s website www.kimberlywinkle.com
Jeff Hornung - Symposium Demonstrator
I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. This area is my home, my stomping grounds and sometimes the source of my current canvas…wood.
Starting in 1984 I watched, helped and then worked in the family ceramics business. Casting, cleaning greenware, glazing, running kilns and sweeping up. In 1991 the business morphed into a retail florist and I worked my way up to Lead Fresh Floral Designer. I still carry an FTD Master Floral Designer certification and worked in the industry for 24 years. During these years I was also a musician (piano, sax, bassoon and bass guitar) and a DJ, running my own mobile company and working in 2 popular local clubs.
In spring of 2011 all of that changed. A car accident caused a minor concussion and major post-concussion syndrome complications that created a physical disconnect between my creative mind and the logical side. Creativity was literally “turned off” for most of 18 months. My wife “made” me take a class at John C Campbell Folk School to get away and relax for a week. Woodturning was what I picked even though I had no experience but could probably identify a lathe if I saw one in a catalog. First day of class I really didn’t want to be there and had a serious headache. We had spent a lot of money to get there so I decided to just give it a try. Now, I’m sure this isn’t what actually happened but the way I remember it is the moment the tool touched the first piece, my headache stopped. I had an old wobbly lathe lined up off Craigslist by the time we got home and haven’t looked back. I really started working on making pens as that’s all I could do with the equipment I had. With some experience and confidence, I bought more equipment and ended up going back to John C Campbell for another week of class. For the record, JCCFS is now one of my absolute most favorite places on the planet and I have been there 6 times, the last 2 trips I was the Assistant Woodturning Instructor in a class run by Kirk DeHeer.
Like many, I started as a hobby turner. Trying to learn and understand the craft, sharing things when I could and enjoying the ride. As things happen people wanted to buy some of the items I turned and I decided I also wanted to sell supplies to other woodturners. My company, The Walnut Log, was formed in 2014 and provides a wide range of products for woodturners.
As I developed and evolved as a woodturner myself, I began teaching others. One of the best ways to share what you’re passionate about is to teach. Local demos turned into travelling demos. Those lead into National and International Symposiums demonstrations as well. I am Co-Chair of the Woodworking Studio and one of the woodturning instructors at Craft Alliance School of Art and Craft in St. Louis, and love being able to share what I have learned with my students.
Lyle Jamieson - Symposium Demonstrator
Lyle resides in a beautiful corner of northern Michigan. He is a morning person and delights in viewing the sunrise from the screened-in porch overlooking the wetlands and pond behind his heavily-wooded, very private property near Traverse City, Michigan. It is an inspirational setting for his lifelong desire to create sensational sculpture. Lyle said: “It’s all about lifestyle, being happy with the work that I choose to do.”
Lyle’s artistic development has been built through a series of symposiums and workshops. He has spent time at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee studying his craft with accomplished artists including Michael Peterson, David Ellsworth, and Hugh McKay. He has attended American Association of Woodturners Symposiums from 1994 to the present. Lyle has also participated in workshops with John Jordan, Clay Foster, Christian Burchard, Frank Sudol, Al Stirt, Trent Bosch, Dick Sing, Richard Raffin, Cindy Drozda and Andi Wolfe.
Today, Lyle is an accomplished teacher of woodturning technique. He has been a demonstrator at AAW national and local chapter symposiums since 1996. Lyle was a selected instructor featured in the 1997 AAW Symposium Video. He is a frequent instructor at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Provo Symposium, Appalachian Center for Crafts and Brookfield Turning Center. Additionally, Lyle is an Extended Education instructor in Woodturning at Northwestern Michigan College and does workshops and demonstrations for beginning and advanced students in his Traverse City studio. Visit Lyle’s website www.lylejamieson.com
Mike Mahoney - Symposium Demonstrator
Mike has been a professional woodturner since 1992. He specializes in utilitarian items that he wholesales to American Crafts galleries across the U.S. Mike acquires all his material from local urban sources (tree trimmers and city landfills). Mike has also taught his craft at woodturning symposiums in seven countries. Mike has diversified by creating instructional DVDs and a line of woodworking finishes with a walnut oil base. He is also the director of the Utah Woodturning Symposium.
"I am passionate about my craft and the American Craft movement. I am dedicated to producing quality craft and educating the public about woodturning. My wood comes from urban sources (tree trimmers and local cities). I produce all my work on the lathe without any emblellishments after the fact, creating a very traditional feel with contemporary ideas. I want my work to be attractive as well as useful. For my work to be admired is one thing, but for my work to be used fulfills my purpose as a craftsman." www.bowlmakerinc.com
Jason Swanson - Symposium Demonstrator
My name is Jason Swanson and I live in Athens, TN. I am 46 years old, happily married, and have been working with wood since I was about the age of 12. Believe it or not, I've never had any formal instruction and am mostly self-taught. I started like most woodworkers probably did, by building small projects from plans in woodworking magazines. It has always been very self-gratifying to create something with my hands from a small pile of boards and so I kept at it, always trying to progress and teach myself new techniques. I have a background in mechanical design so designing furniture and kitchen cabinets in a computer program called AutoCAD further enhanced my woodworking. I started selling my work at local craft fairs, and about the same time, building outdoor furniture (planter boxes, Adirondack chairs, swings, hammock stands, etc). I did about 20 craft shows a year, and soon, started to gather attention from promoters that were running the larger juried craft shows and art shows. As a result, I started selling at these juried events. The juried events led me into developing my own line of personalized clocks, The Holley Marie Collection, named after my daughter. One of my biggest pet peeves in furniture making was having to admit to my customer that the turned portions were not done by me, so about 2006 I acquired a lathe and started turning. Turning was a whole new kind of fun for me and I worked at it daily to develop my skills. I joined the Milwaukee Area Woodturners club and eventually became the president, which I held for two years. I've since joined Chicago Woodturners. I teach and demonstrate woodturning at local clubs, Woodcraft stores, woodturning symposiums, and at Folk Art Schools, including John C. Campbell in Brasstown, NC. I also teach one on one classes in my own studio for those that want more personalized attention/instruction. Visit Jason’s website www.wiwoodguy.com
The TAW 2022 Woodturning Symposium will again be located at the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center 700 Cool Springs Blvd in Franklin, TN.
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To make reservations with the TAW group discount code click on the blue Marriott Reservations Box below. The TAW has reserved a block of rooms for the symposium at the special rate of $128.00 per night. Please make your reservations early as the Marriott will sell out early. The special rate of $128.00 per night is also available by phone. Call 615-261-6100 and use the code TN Association of Woodturners
Early Registration Now Open!
Early registration for the 2022 TAW 33rd Annual Woodturning Symposium is now open. Register and pay by December 31, 2021 and save money! Click on the red symposium fees button below for symposium fees.
Register and Pay with a credit card through the TAW secure WePay payment process. Click on the red register now button below to register and pay with a credit card. You can also click on the register now button to pay with a check. Check payments must be mailed within 10 days of registration.
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Things to Do Places to Go
The symposium location is directly across the interstate from the Cool Springs Galleria Mall and shopping area. Downtown Nashville is just a short drive up I-40. For a list of things to do and places to go in the immediate area click on the blue things to do places to go box below.
The Symposium schedule will be posted as soon as it is available. Schedule is subject to change.
Please click on the Demonstration Description box below to view
We invite every Symposium participant to display up to four pieces of their work for all others to enjoy during the Symposium. Always a favorite, the instant gallery will be on display throughout the Symposium. This large exhibit of wood turned art provides a unique opportunity for collectors to become acquainted with both new and well-known artists. For "Turners", the gallery is a great way to see what others have been up to.
People's Choice Award
Each year participants may enter one piece, which is entirely their own work, into the People's Choice Award. Vendors and demonstrators are not eligible for the People's Choice Award. No collaborative efforts please. All Symposium participants will be asked to vote and select the best piece for the People's Choice Award.
People's Choice Award Winner: $250.00 cash award, plaque and free registration to the TAW 2023 Woodturning Symposium
The symposium is the perfect time to stock up on all those woodturning supplies, wood and equipment that make turning your projects easier. For a complete list of the TAW 2022 Symposium Vendors please click here. You can also click on the blue "Vendor Info" box below to see the vendor list.
Saturday Evening Banquet
Prior to our auction on Saturday evening there will be a banquet, which is included in the price of registration, at the Marriott Hotel. A cash bar will open prior to the banquet. The banquet also serves as our awards ceremony and door prizes will be given away.
With our long-time friend and Auctioneer, Jay Erlbacher, you are assured an enjoyable, laugh-filled evening. The auction will include donations of turned pieces, tools, supplies and wood donated by our attendees, Vendors and TAW members. In addition there will be demo pieces from each demonstrator in the auction. All proceeds from the auction support continuing education in woodturning through the TAW scholarship program and TAW outreach programs. Each attendee coming to the symposium is encouraged to donation a turned piece (or anything you chose) to the auction.
TAW 2022 Woodturning Symposium Logo Wear
Buy the TAW 2022 Logo Symposium wear and be one of the coolest woodturners on the block! You can preorder your 2022 TAW Woodturning Tee Shirt when you register. There will be limited quantities of the Tee Shirts available for purchase during the symposium and we encourage you to preorder your tee shirt when you register.
The 2022 Logo tee shirts are short sleeve and the color is Carolina Blue. Sizes Small to XXXXL are available and all sizes are $15.00 each.
Women In Turning Meeting
Women In Turning (WIT) is a committee of the AAW, bringing together women worldwide who share a passion for woodturning. WIT is dedicated to encouraging and assisting women in their pursuit of turning, to share ideas and processes to further member's skills and creativity, and to increase participation of women in the field of woodturning. There will be a WIT luncheon meeting (bring your lunch) in the Arabian Room on Saturday, January 29.
Win a Lathe!
Win a brand new Powermatic 2014 lathe and stand! At the conclusion of the Saturday night banquet and auction one lucky winner's name will be drawn for the Powermatic 2014 lathe and stand. Must be a paid full 2 day registrant to be eligible to win. Winner must be present in the room when announced. Loading and transportation of the lathe are the responsibility of the winner.