Avelino Samuel was our guest demonstrator for the June Monthly Meeting. As always, Avelino did a fantastic job engaging with the audience, educating us all while entertaining us at the same time. We appreciate his being available to us on such short notice.
At the July club meeting, Ed Peine will be teaching us the right technique for the second half of the work in completing a turning, the Finishing. Join us for 'Finishing Ed's Way and More', and learn Ed's process for removing your all tooling marks, sanding correctly, applying your finish, and finishing your finish.
Welcome, our club has been affiliated of the American Association of Woodturners for over 20 years, and we are one of the oldest organizations dedicated to woodturning in Texas. We meet the third Saturday of every month, at the Mendenhall Community Center. Our meetings run from 9:00 to noon, and include a demonstration, instant gallery and raffle. Please check the Calendar on this website, or the current newsletter, for specific meeting details.
The mission of the GCWA is to further the art and craft of woodturning in all its forms though education, community outreach and a shared sense of the beauty of the turned form. Our community of turners encourages the development of skills and techniques that helps interested artists achieve their potential. The GCWA sponsors the largest club-organized woodturning retreat in the nation each year. This year the retreat was in June, with hands-on classes offered by skilled craftspeople to dozens of students. We encourage the artistic and career development of wood artists through regular instant gallery critiques, museum shows and juried exhibitions.
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Please come and visit us, visitors and novices are always welcome!
- Greg G.
The Gulf Coast Woodturners Association (GCWA) serves Houston, southeast Texas and the upper Gulf Coast. We have over 175 members who live from Lake Charles to Columbus, and Galveston to College Station. If you haven't visited, please check our our calendar of Events and stop by soon.