Gulf Coast Woodturners Association



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June 2013 Meeting Gallery

Pictures of Jerry Bennett's discussion on segmented art
 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
Paula Haymond
Carved Magnolia Vase
6-1/2"W x 9-1/2"H
Paula Haymond proudly displays her award-winning piece and Best of Show ribbon (she also won Best of Show in April)




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

7"W x 1"H
2nd Place
Delbert Pond
10"W x 1"H

3rd Place
Dave Greenawalt
Wormy Pecan
6"W x 1-1/2"H

Enhanced/Segmented Category
(Items that incorporate embellishment or made from more than one piece of material by advanced turners)

1st Place
Paula Haymond
Magnolia Vase
7"W x 17" H

2nd Place
Ed Spicer
Maple Platter
11"W x 1" H


3rd Place
Doug Grissom
Maple/Mesquite Vase
"W x 10"H

Intermediate Category (Items made by intermediate turners)
1st Place
Stephan Sear
English Elm Vase
2-1/2"W x 3-1/2"H

2nd Place
Shawn Pachlhofer

 Gear Shift Knob
2"W x 5"H

3rd Place
Stephan Sear
Inside-out Candlestick
3"W x 17"H

Beginner Category (Items made by beginning turners)
1st Place
John Schlobohm
Mesquite Bowl
7-1/2"W x 1-1/2"H

2nd Place
Jesse Kendall

Walnut Bowl
15"W x 5-1/2"H

"Kit" Category (Items made from kits by turners of all levels)
1st Place
John Schlobohm
Liquid Metal Pen

2nd Place
Doug Grissom
Mesquite Candlestick
3rd Place
Doug Grissom
Olive Wood Pen

gallery photography by Paul Millo

Kendall Westbrook and Larry Wenner were Show & Tell judges for June.


Faces in the Crowd -- Part 1 (more "Faces" below)

The raffle table always draws a crowd because there is always a good selection of items to savor.

The weather turned hot and hot weather usually means that turning decreases.  There was a modest but highly respectable selection of turned items at June's meeting.

Another view of the Show & Tell tables

Whether new members are signing up at the registration table, or not, there always seems to be good conversation to be had.

GCWA's lending library of DVDs is extensive and overseen by Tom Enloe.

Chuck Graham and Frank Campbell agree: there's nothing as appealing as a good cup of hot coffee and a donut to begin the meeting.

See those smiling faces--The Sosa Community Center, where GCWA is holding most of its meetings in 2013 has THE most comfortable chairs imaginable.

Tom Enloe and Clyde Collier chew the fat.

"The Crowd"

Andy Chen and Kendall Westbrook.

Demonstration: A Presentation by Jerry Bennett on Segmented Turning

GCWA member Jerry Bennett is nationally known for his exotic segmented sculptures.  His art is highly prized by collectors.

At June's meeting, Jerry discussed the construction technique involved in his sculptures.  He first builds a metal framework that supports the segmented pieces.

The piece shown is one of Jerry's smaller pieces, but contains thousands of segmented pieces.

Here is a better view of the piece Jerry brought to June's meeting.  The piece pivots on the base, giving it freedom to move and as it moves its visual presence changes..

Jerry also designed the software that he uses to construct his segmented pieces.  You can learn more about it by visiting his website.

It's always enjoyable to watch and listen to a master discuss his work. 

To see more of Jerry's segmented work, visit his personal Gold Gallery.

Needless to say, the audience paid attention, even if what Jerry does is beyond the reach of most woodturners.

Click here to visit
Jerry's personal website

Jerry Bennett--a Gulf Coast Woodturners treasure.

Faces in the Crowd
-- Part 2 (Show & Tell Award Recipients)

GCWA president, Don Fluker, asks Jesse Kendall questions about his large walnut bowl.

John Schlobohm took home  a first place ribbon in the Beginner Category for this elegant mesquite bowl.


Stephan Sear discussed his English Elm bowl that earned him are First-place ribbon in the Intermediate Category.

Shawn Pachlhofer, who took home a ribbon for a mesquite and turquoise gear shift knob, is a new member of the GCWA Board of Directors.


Doug Grissom discusses the candlestick that earned him a ribbon in the "Kit" Category

Dave Greenawalt with his award-winning Advanced Category entry

Don Fluker holds Ed Spicer's pyrography-enhanced platter that earned Ed  a ribbon in the Enhanced/Segmented Category.


 candid photography by Ric Taylor and Dale Barrack