Artist’s Statement
Woodworking provides me with an outlet for my creativity. I enjoy finding a piece of wood, envisioning what it can become, and then transforming it into a beautiful art or craft piece. I make both art pieces and functional pieces, but I always strive for beauty. My woodturning consists all types of turning disciplines including bowls, hollow forms, platters, vases, boxes and furniture components. I use a variety of wood species in my work including local urban forested woods like eucalyptus, and other reclaimed wood. I also use wood from certified forestry projects in the Pacific Northwest, Mexico and Australia.

Woodworking Biography
I have been an amateur woodworker for over 45 years and an amateur woodturner for more than 20 years. My skills are primarily self-taught with assists from various class work, from woodworking publications, and through participation in various woodworking clubs. I have studied with many noted wood artists including, Allan Batty, Stuart Batty, Christian Burchard, Jimmy Clewes, Don Derry, Michael, Hosaluk, John Jordan, Binh Pho, Richard Raffan, Merryll Saylan, and Susan Working. My dad gets the credit for instilling in me a passion for hand-made wood items.

Intro to Airbrushing (Hands-on)

Joe Fleming

Learn the basics of airbrushing in this hands-on rotation. Participants will have the chance to try different patterns and designs with the airbrush, both on wood and paper.

Making a Chess Set

Joe Fleming

This demo will show attendees how to make a chess, first by measurement and tool work, then with a home-made copy attachment for their lathe.