Segmented vase by Stan Sherman.
NOTE THAT WE ARE MEETING ON WEDNESDAY TO ACCOMODATE MIKE'S SCHEDULE
We can't get enough of award-winning Mike Hosaluk, from Saskatchewan, Canada, who will be returning to us again in 2013. Mike is internationally recognized as one of the world's most creative woodturners and wood artists. It is said that: "his work is humorous and elegant, possesses character and gesture and is full of reference to architecture, nature and culture." Mike says: "The field will grow by questioning the limits. The minute you think you know enough, it will become boring." Terry Martin says of Mike: "Mike's influences follow him around the world. It is a testament to his influence that imitations of his work have appeared everywhere, straight after his visits."
His many and instantly-recognizable signature pieces are in all the best museums, collections, and galleries. Mike is featured in the book "New Masters of Woodturning". He is an outstanding teacher. His "how'd he do that?" works are mind bending, and he happily demonstrates his techniques. He is also an author, sells a line of tools, and has a DVD. His web site is http://michaelhosaluk.com . We look forward to seeing some more of Mike's wild creations. He will also be teaching another highly-recommended Class at the Woodworkers Club. Check their web site and talk to Matt about signing up. There will be a demo fee.
Seventeen pieces were installed in a lobby display case at Ring House, a managed residence for the elderly at 1801 East Jefferson Street in Rockville. The 10 members lending pieces were Tim Aley, Phil Brown, Tina Chisena, Mike Colella, David Fry, David Jacobowitz, Elliot Schantz, Gary Nickerson, Donald Van Ryk, and Richard Webster.
MCW at the 2009 Fair
Does it look like Colin is having fun???
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Visitors always welcome!Visitors and guests are always welcome at our monthly meetings. Please join us if you're in the area and learn about the art and craft of woodturning. All skill levels from novice to expert will find a common ground.
We look forward to seeing you!
Member benefits include discounts at the following supporting organizations:
The Rockville Woodworkers Club offers MCW members a 10% discount on woodturning related items, excluding power tools, to attendees on the day of our meetings just prior to or following our meetings.
Hartville Tools offers MCW Club members a 15% discount on non-sale items, and our chapter receives a 3% rebate. If you have not signed up for this program, let Stan Wellborn know you want to do so. He will let Hartville know you are an MCW member and sign you up. Catalogs and ordering instructions are available at meetings.
2sand.com offers MCW Club members a 10% discount. 2Sand.com is a coated abrasive specialist focused on fast service and fair prices providing superior sanding discs, sandpaper sheets, and woodturning tools to woodshops. See the Members/Library section for promotion code or contact information to receive the discount.
Exotic Lumber, Inc. in Gaithersburg offers MCW Club members a 10% discount for all purchases of turning stock and lumber (excluding any special that they may be running). Contact: Neil Gager at 240-632-0385
Hardwoods, Inc. in Frederick, Maryland offers great hardwoods with discounts available to members: 10% off all turning stock, lumber, moldings, finishes and hardware. 5% off all plywood and veneer products. Special orders, millwork and marked down items are excluded. Contact: Paul Matweecha at 301-668-9663.
: A local chapter of the
American Association of Woodturners
The AAW is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of woodturning and has over 14,000 members in 27 countries. Many of these members also belong to one (or more) of the AAW's local chapters. Although MCW is a local chapter of the AAW, an individual's membership in this chapter does not imply membership in the AAW or vice versa. Membership in AAW is encouraged as it provides an additional source of great information (quarterly journal, national symposiums, members-only resources) and services not available with MCW.