The class schedule, the list of participants by class, the list of classes by participant, and the class descriptions are now posted on the 2017 Retreat page.
For most all intents and purposes, pre-registration is now complete. If you missed the pre-registration window, you can still join us by registering at the door on either Friday night or Saturday morning, but the registration fee increases to $60. As of right now, we have 85 people signed up to join us, including spouses.
We are still well short of our goal of 250 bowls for this year's Empty Bowls fundraiser, so we'd ask you to please turn a few bowls and bring them with you to the retreat or to the May club meeting, so we can get them delivered in time for the June 3rd fundraiser.
This month we have completed the migration of the Forum from our prior website to this new website. We are now fully live on the new technology, and will be looking for ways to continue to improve the new site and add new features and capabilities to improve its value to our membership. If you encounter any issues, please make sure to let us know.
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.
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.