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Jimmy Clewes now lives in Las Vegas, NV, after growing up in Great Britain. He has given turning demos and classes all over the world. His turning skills and engaging demos keep him in high demand in the U.S. and abroad.
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Nick Cook, Marietta, GA, turns a variety of work including one-of-a-kind bowls and vessels along with his unique gift items. He teaches at his studio, at universities and craft schools throughout the US, Australia, and New Zealand. A founder and long serving Board member of the AAW, Nick has been featured in many galleries and exhibits. He has also authored many woodturning articles.
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Ashley Harwood, Charleston, SC, designs and crafts exquisitely turned, beautifully crafted bowls, as well as jewelry and ornaments made with sea urchins featuring delicate ebony spindles. She is in demand as a demonstrator both domestically and abroad. Her extensive education in the arts contributes to her many awards and exhibits.
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Avelino Samuel, St. Johns, Virgin Islands, has been an industrial arts teacher, furniture maker and turner for over 20 years. His turnings have been described as “so polished, so perfect and so precise, it’s hard to imagine the process by which their beauty was revealed.” He is in wide demand by collectors and as a teacher.
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Keith Gotschall, Salida, CO, has been a featured demonstrator at the prestigious BYU Woodturning Symposium in Provo, Utah, and several AAW symposiums. Keith is known for his bowls, vessels, platters, stone sculpture and furniture. He  proudly considers himself as a craftsman as well as an artist.
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Chris Ramsey, Somerset KY, will demonstrate turning his signature cowboy hat on Friday evening. A special friend of our Guild, he has demonstrated at many past Symposiums and Guild meetings. Always a crowd favorite! Chris is in high demand as a teacher and demonstrator for his hats and elegant, thin walled natural edge pieces. His hats are widely collected by celebrities including President G. W. Bush and Ashley Judd.
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Each Guest Presenter will demonstrate several subjects and give repeat demonstrations over the course of the symposium.
Their planned topics will be posted later.
To learn more about these marquee demonstrators follow the link to their websites.
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    John Albachten
Subject to be determined
    Gary Brackett
1 Class; Patinating and Liming
    Ron Campbell
1 Class; Hollow Roller Tools
    Jamie Donaldson
Class 1, Square Forms; Class 2, Winged Forms
    Linda Ferber
1 Class, Pendants
    Dick Gerard
Class 1, Turning Spheres; Class 2, Decorating Spheres
    Barry Gross
Class 1, Pens 101; Class 2, Clear Casting
    Frederick Hill
Class 1, Bowl Turning; Class 2, Tips & Tools for Turners
    John Jordon
Class 1, NE Bowls; Class 2, Aesthetics & Properties of Wood
    Dale Minor
1 Class, Metal Spinning
    Chris Ramsey
1 Class, Turn a Cowboy Hat
    Dave Shombert
Class 1, Turn a Circle Vase; Class 2, Captive Ring Baby Rattle
    Jason Swanson
Class 1, Segmented Pepper Mills; Class 2, Segmented Boxes
    Doug Thompson
2 Classes, Sharpening
    Rob Wallace
2 Classes to be determined
    David Wright
1 Class, Inside-Out Ornaments
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- More than 66 planned demos on a variety of specialty subjects. -
- Demonstrations are scheduled continuously throughout the weekend and will be presented at five seperate locations. -
- Most featured demonstrators will repeat their presentations so that attendees can avoid scheduling conflicts. -
- Each demonstration area will have video equipment so that all attendees can see close up the turning techniques being shown. -
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Demos & Activities
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Accomodations & Locations
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OCTOBER 13th - 15th 2017
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