Gulf Coast Woodturners Association



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September 2010 Meeting Gallery

Pictures of September's demo on surface decoration and "Faces in the Crowd" are at the bottom of this page.

Best of Show (The best of the best of the best . . . )
Best of Show
Delbert Pond
Pear Wood Box
1-1/2"W x 4"H


Delbert Pond with his winning entry and award.


Advanced Category (Items made from one piece of wood by advanced turners)
1st Place
Kendall Westbrook

Maple Crotch Bowl

7"W x 2-1/2"H
2nd Place
Larry Zarra
Red Oak Bowl
17"W x 5-1/2"H

3rd Place
Larry Zarra
Olive Wood Bowl
2-1/2"W x 1"H

Enhanced Category (Items that incorporate embellishment of the item by turners of all levels)
1st Place
Doug Grissom
Dogwood Snowman
3"W x 6-1/2"H
2nd Place
Kendall Westbrook
Osage Orange Bowl
3-1/2"W x 3-1/2"H

Intermediate Category (Items made by intermediate turners)
2nd Place
Frank Campbell
Corian Bracelet
3"W x 3/4"H





An Item Not Entered into Competition (but a beauty to behold!)
Our own Jerry Bennett (right) is one of America's premier segmented woodturners (that's a fact, folks).  This piece is featured in the October 2010 American Woodturner magazine (pg. 50) and is entitled "Feelin' Those Good Vibrations." 

Jerry, along with our own Andy Chen, will be two of the featured demonstrators at the 2nd Annual Segmenting Symposium at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN, November 11-14.  Congratulations Jerry and Andy!


gallery photography by Paul Millo

George Kabacinski and By Reed were the judges for September's Show & Tell. 

September's Demo: Surface Decoration by Paula Haymond

Paula Haymond has garnered many Show & Tell ribbons with her beautifully decorated plates.

For September's demonstration, Paula shared some of her techniques with GCWA members. 

As usual, interest in GCWA demo's was keen.



A little known fact about Paul: she holds a Doctor's of Education degree.


Paula draws her designs on paper and transfers them to the work piece before she begins to carve and color.

Here, Paula is shown using a high-speed cutter to create the design.

A good demo, enjoyed by all!

Faces in the Crowd

The Lending Library was active at September's meeting.

Frank Campbell discusses the Corian bracelet he made.

Delbert Pond tells the crowd about his award-winning box.  Larry Zarra (right) was the Master of Ceremonies for Show & Tell.

Larry had to do double duty here--he was not only the Master of Ceremonies, he also was the award recipient!

A close up of long time member and outstanding woodturner, Kendall Westbrook.

 candid photography by Ric Taylor