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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, 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.

Click on the demonstrator name to view their bio.

Featured Demonstrator - Kimberly Winkle

Featured Demonstrator - Lyle Jamieson

Featured Demonstrator - Mike Mahoney

Featured Demonstrator - Jason Swanson

Symposium Location

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.

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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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Problems with getting registered?  Contact with questions.

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.

Things To Do

Symposium Schedule

The Symposium schedule will be posted as soon as it is available. Schedule is subject to change.




Demonstration Descriptions

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Instant Gallery

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

Symposium Vendors

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 hereYou can also click on the blue "Vendor Info" box below to see the vendor list.

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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.

Symposium Auction

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.

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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.

Symposium Contacts

Have question about the symposium? Please contact the following for help:

General symposium questions - Greg Godwin

Vendor information - Grant Hitt

Registration Questions - Jeff Brockett