Gulf Coast Woodturners Association



Club Information




December 2006 Meeting Gallery

Pictures of Clyde Collier's demo on patina finishes and the ornament exchange are at the bottom of this page.

Best of Show (The best of the best of the best . . . )
Best of Show
Clyde Collier
Black Walnut & Maple Segmented Bowl
11"W x 4-1/2"H

Advanced Category
(Items made from one piece of wood by advanced turners)
1st Place
Kevin Turco
Koa Hollow Form
"W x 17"H
2nd Place
Bill Tilson
Elm Bowl
6-1/2"W x 2-1/2"H

3rd Place
Bill Lewis

Birdseye Maple
11-1/2"W x 1"H

Honorable Mention
Bill Tilson
Sweetgum Bowl
8"W x 4"H

Segmented Category (Items made from more than one piece of wood by turners of all levels)
1st Place
Tom Sayre
  & Mesquite Platter
14"W x 4"H

2nd Place
Bill Pottorf
Walnut & Maple
  Pepper Grinder
3"W x 12"H



Enhanced Category (Items that incorporate embellishment of the item by turners of all levels)
1st Place
Bill & Dianne Pottorf
Painted Maple Vase
8"W x 7"H

2nd Place
Bill Pottorf
Bottle Stoppers
3rd Place
Janice Levi

Lidded Hackberry
3"W x 8"H
(No picture available) Honorable Mention
By Reed
Bois d'Arc
5"W x 12"H

Intermediate Category (Items made by intermediate turners)
1st Place
John Van Domelen
Box Elder Pot
7"W x 5"H

2nd Place
Chris Roth
Maple Burl Bowl
8"W x 3-1/2"H
3rd Place
John Van Domelen

Oak Walking
2"W x 34"H

President's Challenge - Christmas Tree Ornaments

1st Place
Bill Berry

Plastic Ball &

2nd Place
Cliff Harris

Sea Urchin

3rd Place
Bill Berry

Fir & Blackwood

Honorable Mention
Bill Berry

Fir & Mesquite

Special Award
Bill & Susan Lewis

Painted Maple



gallery photography by Marty Kaminsky

  Kendall Westbrook and Greg Gonsalves were the judges for December's Show and Tell      

December Demonstration: Clyde Collier demonstrated patina finishing
Clyde's thoroughly engaging presentation was based on the work of David Marks, whose class Clyde attended

Faces in the Crowd - "The usual suspects"


 candid photography by Ric Taylor  and Dale Barrack