Stuart Batty is a third generation woodturner. He began his production turning at the age of 16 in his father’s studio. By the age of 18 he was employed at the largest turning supplier in England and soon became an in-house instructor and demonstrator. He hasn’t stop since then!
During his 34 years of turning Stuart has taught over 3,000 amateur and professional turners. He has demonstrated and taught classes for more than 180 AAW Chapters in 12 countries and throughout the US.
Stuart’s style is highly influenced by his history in spindle turning with precise cuts and sharp detail. He uses very simple tools very effectively to create both functional and artistic turnings. His artwork is displayed in collections across the globe including the White House collection.
Stuart will wow us with his skills and entertain us with his wit and enthusiasm for making turning fun and fulfilling.
In order to allow more time for the demonstration, we will have a special Demo Day format for the club meeting. The doors will open at 8:00 AM and the meeting will start promptly at 8:30 AM. We will go skip both the Raffle and Show-and-Tell for this meeting, will have a short break for lunch, and will go until 2:30, and must be out of the building by 3:00 PM, so please plan accordingly.
We will also have several days of classes with Stuart, so be sure to check out the HOW pages for November! In addition to the classes listed, we have flexibility to add additional days / class arrangements based on demand from the membership. Stuart is also available for one-on-one tutoring at your shop / studio with advanced arrangements. Please contact George K. if you are interested in additional days or private tutoring.