GCWA Monthly Calendar

Monthly meetings are usually held on the 3rd Saturday of each month, 9:00 AM – Noon, but this is subject to change, so please confirm in the calendar each month.  See each meeting date for location information.  

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    2018 September Meeting

    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Trini Mendenhall Community Center
    1414 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX 77055, USA

    This month we will have Charley Phillips doing a demonstration on pyrography.  Charley is an accomplished artist, with a history in carving and other embellishing techniques.  She does some incredible basket weave bowls.  Don’t miss this opportunity to see her in action, and look in the HOW class section for information on the class on Sunday.  Spots are still available.

    The meeting is a standard format meeting, with the raffle and S&T.

    Don’t forget, Doug is starting to collect Empty Bowls this month, so bring those as well, please.

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    2018 October Club Picnic

    10:00 AM-2:00 PM

    October is our Annual Club Picnic, so make plans to attend.

    More details to follow on exact times and location.

Open Shop Nights

Open Shop Night is a great way to meet other turners, get mentoring on a skill you wish to improve, and socialize with your peers.  These are open to turners of all skill levels.  Stay for as little or as long as you wish.  Each location picks the night of the month and the start/end times for their meeting, so be sure to call the host for details if its your first time to join them.

Here's how to participate in Open Shop Nights:
Kabacinski's Shop--(Northwest)---Contact George at gkabacinski@gmail.com
Kaminsky's Shop--(Southeast)---Contact Marty at
281-339-3297. Click here for directions
Bradford's Shop--(North)---285 Ridge Lake Drive, Montgomery, TX 77316 (near Wood Forest Golf Club off of Fish Creek Drive).  Call Lane at 936-447-9310 for further information. Click here for directions.

Sear's Shop--(West)---Cancelled until further notice due to some recent flooding at Stephen's. Contact Stephen at sgsear@gmail.com for more detail.



Upcoming Hands On Workshop (HOW) Classes

GCWA provides one of the best series of hands-on woodturning classes of any club in the nation.  These classes are provided as a benefit to club members only, and have a very nominal fee to simply cover costs.  Starting in 2017, HOW class fees for standard classes will be $45 per day.  

Instructors can range from club members to regional and national turners that the club brings has brought in for club demonstrations as well.  Many classes are still in the planning stages for 2017, and an updated Events List of HOW classes will be published as these dates become available.

See below for registration information.

Note:  If a class is full and you want into that class please sign up to be on the wait list.  There are often times when folks on the wait list get into a class that was full when they attempted to register. 


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    Charley Phillips - Pyrography Class

    9:00 AM-5:00 PM
    Hands On Workshop Classroom
    17722-17790 Spring Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA

    Charley Phillips will be teaching a class on how to make the basket weave bowl, focused on the pyrography and coloring.

    The class fee is $50, and includes a bowl already turned with beads, so this class will not involve turning, just the embellishment work.

    Bring your burners, your magnifying glasses, and come ready to learn!


Please note: Meeting dates and locations are subject to change.