2017 November Club Meeting

11-18-17 8:30 AM - 11-18-17 3:00 PM
Trini Mendenhall Community Center
1414 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX 77055, USA

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.

Related upcoming events

  • 03-17-18 9:00 AM - 03-17-18 12:00 PM

    This March, GCWA welcomes the return of Kai Muenzer to Houston.  You will not want to miss this meeting, as Kai does some of the most interesting projects you'll run across, often requiring one or more specialty jigs to accomplisy.

    We are still working with Kai to determine which of his many unique projects he will be demonstrating for our benefit, so watch this space for more detail.

  • 04-21-18 8:30 AM - 04-21-18 3:00 PM

    This April, GCWA welcomes special demonstrator Sally Ault to Houston for a Demo Day.  Sally has a diverse turning repertoire. She has demonstrated and taught at many prime events and locations.

    Sally will also be teaching two days of classes while she is in town. The topics are being worked out so if you have specific requests please pass them along to our HOW coordinator, George.

    If you are not familiar with Sally and her work read, the following and check out her web site, or her Facebook page.

    Ms Ault was born and raised in San Diego, California and graduated with a BA degree in Art with a Crafts emphasis from San Diego State. Her work there was focused on weaving, jewelry design and ceramics. During a furniture class, she discovered woodturning. After a break of a number of years, she resumed woodturning in 2004.

    Sally mentions “I enjoy all types of wood turning but currently my focus is on lidded containers including the sea Urchin series, open bowls, embellished pieces and jewelry.”

    Ms. Ault’s work is shown in the Dunn Gallery in Kapaau, Hawaii, the Real Mother Goose in Portland, Oregon, the gift shop at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Colorado, at the A Store in Albuquerque, New Mexico and in the gallery at Studio 38 in Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park, San Diego.

    Sally has won numerous awards and prizes for her work. She has demonstrated at the Utah Woodturning Symposium, the AAW Symposium, SouthWast Association of Turners (SWAT) as well as many clubs and public events across the country. Ms. Ault has completed an Artist in Residency program at Anderson Ranch Arts Center and teaches at Arrowmont Center for Crafts.

    We will follow our Demo Day format for this meeting, so anticipate an early start, a quick break for lunch, a mid-afternoon finish, no Show-and-Tell and no Raffle, BUT WE WILL BE COLLECTING EMPTY BOWLS!!!!