Gulf Coast Woodturners Association



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April 2014 Meeting Gallery


Best of Show (The best of the best of the best...)
Best of Show
Ric Taylor
mesquite vase

6 x 15

Ric Taylor
holding his winning hollow form




Advanced Category (Items made from one piece of wood by advanced turners)
1st Place
Glen Asley
Hollow form
3.5 x 6.5
2nd Place
Ed Peine
Hollow form

15 x 12

3rd Place
Dale Barrack
pecan bowl

9 x 3.5

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

1st Place
Rececca DeGroot
hollow form with legs
 tamarind and walnut
9 inches high

2nd Place
Bill Berry
ash bowl
8 x 2


3rd Place
Kai Muenzer
magnolia sculpture
6 x 8


Intermediate Category (Items made by intermediate turners)
1st Place
James RIchardson
mesquite lidded bowl
7 x 4

2nd Place
John Gay

mahogany mallet
6 x 12



Beginner Category (Items made by beginning turners)
1st Place
Gary Meyer
lidded vase
5 x 7

2nd Place
Don Stocking
oak bowl
5 x 2

3rd Place
Thomas Mattews
camphor hollow form
4 x 5.5

"Kit" Category (Items made from kits by turners of all levels)
1st Place
Ric Taylor
tool handle
1.5 x 17
2nd Place
Delia Spicer


Other Worthy Entries


Honorable Mention,
Advanced Category
Fog Tammer

Honorable Mention,
Enhanced Category
Bill Berry

Honorable Mention,
Segmented Category
Stephan Sear

Honorable Mention,
Enhanced Category
Steve LaGrue

Honorable Mention,
Advanced Category
Glen Ashley

gallery photography by Paul Millo

Pete Copeland and Lane Bradford were April's Show & Tell judges.


Faces in the Crowd

Dave Barziza and Paula Hammond enjoy a moment as the crowd gathers

Three happy turners


If Estaban Churin cant take it home, at least he can take home a picture!

George Kabacinski has announcments

Dale Barrack and Ed Peine

Who's got the lucky ticket?

You've got to check the bottom too!

Checking out the Show and Tell table

Jon Gaynor and Clyde Collier

John Weber directs the show

How'd he do that?

Dale Barrack get a close up


April brought a shower of empty bowls.



Demonstration: Pyrography, by Janice Levi

Janice Levi gave a preview of the presentation she has been invited to give at the annual meeting of the AAW in Pittsburg. We get the best demonstrators at GCWA!

Demonstrating using the burner

And another

Burning with the curly-Q

Janice stands behind her work!

A purse with oak leaves

Some practice pieces. Nice!

Here's the variety one can achieve with a little practice.

Some examples of why she's been invited to demo at the AAW.




 candid photography by Ric Taylor & Dale Barrack