Gulf Coast Woodturners Association



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Galleries - Meeting Galleries - December 2005

(Pictures of Christmas Ornaments and members participating in December's meeting are at the bottom of the page)

Advanced Category (Items made from one piece of wood by advanced turners)

1st Place
Janice Levi
Live Oak Hollow
6-1/4"W x 8-3/4"H
2nd Place
Bruno Wesolek
Magnolia Hollow

3rd Place
Bill Lewis

Silver Birch Hollow Form
4-1/2"W x 2-1/4"H

Honorable Mention
Jim Keller
Mesquite Natural
  Edge Form
28"W x 10"H

Enhanced Category (Items that incorporate embellishment of the item by turners of all levels)
1st Place
Brian Laing
Red Gum Box
"W x 9"H
2nd Place
Bob Brown

Ebony Lidded Box
2-3/4"W x 5"H
3rd Place
Rich Gredler
Cherry Ring Box
2-1/2"W x 3"H
Honorable Mention
Janice Levi
Carved & Painted
8"W x 2"H

Segmented Category (Items made from more than one piece of wood by turners of all levels)
1st Place
Bill Berry
Spalted Ring Bowl
10"W x 5-1/2"H
2nd Place
Bill Pottorf
Salt & Pepper
3"W x 10-3/4"H
3rd Place
Jerry Collins
Pepper Mills
3"W x 9,11 & 11"H

Intermediate Category (Items made by intermediate turners)
1st Place
Joe Johnson
Maple Burl Bowl
5-3/4W x 1-1/4"H

Beginner Category (Items made by beginning turners)
1st Place
Lloyd Stahl

Acacia Bowl
7-3/4W x 3"H
2nd Place
Randall Hassig
Butternut Bowl
4-1/4"W x 1-1/2"H
3rd Place
Frank Campbell

Mesquite Bowl
6"W x 3-1/2"H

Christmas Ornaments (Ornaments deemed to be the best by turners of all levels)
1st Place
Greg Gonsalves
Spalted Pecan
2-1/2"W x 5-1/2"H
2nd Place
Dave Barziza
Sea Urchin
3"W x 10-3/4"H
3rd Place
Janice Levi
Ornament made from
  last year's Christmas tree
2"W x 4-1/2"H

 gallery photography by Dale Barrack

Judges ...                                                               ... and the Christmas Ornament trees!   
Bob Tabor and Tom Orton were the judges for December Show & Tell    


Faces in the Crowd - A collection of candid photos

GCWA members look forward to our December meetings because of the Christmas ornament exchange.  This year was no exception and many fine ornaments were shown.  See all of them above in the pictures to the right of the judges.  Special thanks to Jonathan Bartz for coordinating the exchange this year. 

In addition to a visit by "Santa," members told tales (mostly true) about the turnings on display. 



Faces in the Crowd photos were taken by Ric Taylor