Quarantine Gallery

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Check out the recent work done by some of our members while they were sticking close to home and staying safe.

 

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LCT March Meeting – Please Read

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LCT Members & Friends,

The Lowcountry Turners demo scheduled for Thursday, March 26th has been cancelled.

At this time no decision has been made regarding our scheduled April 30th demo or the May Ashley Harwood demos and workshop.

We should have a decision regarding these demos within a couple of weeks.

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February 2020 LCT Meeting & Demo

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February’s demo will be 6:00 p.m., Thursday, February 27 at the Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road, Savannah. Dan Lee will be turning a small hollow vessel with brass inlay on the shoulder of the vessel. The vessel will be turned from Hurricane Irma Bradford pear. Come on out to see an interesting and informative demonstration.

January 2020 LCT Meeting & Demo

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Frank Anson is our January demonstrator. 6:00 p.m. Thursday, January 30th at our shop in the Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road, Savannah.

 

Frank is an outstanding turner specializing in larger segmented turnings. His work is available for purchase in several galleries in South Carolina and North Carolina. He recently took a class at the John C. Campbell Folk School and will be sharing with us how to make some of the gift & ornament type items that were created during the class.

December 2019 LCT Meeting – Holiday Social

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December’s meeting – 6:00 p.m. Thursday, December 12 – will be a social event including coffee, soft drinks, pizza and our instant gallery. Please bring in some of your favorite pieces and any stories you would like to share with the group. We will also have an  optional “Secret Santa” gift exchange . There is no obligation to bring a gift, but if you have turned something small that you would like to swap put it in a brown paper bag and bring it with you. Everyone participating will get to select one gift from among the others participating. This should be a lot of fun.

November 2019 LCT Meeting & Demo

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Our next demo will be 6:00 p.m. Thursday, November 21st at the Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road, Savannah. Doug McCulloch is our demonstrator. Doug’s work is currently on display at the Signature Gallery in Savannah’s City Market. Doug will bring in pieces to discuss and go through a brief slide show of various turned pieces (mostly not his own) that are good and not so good discussing the strengths and weaknesses of the designs. He will then turn a vessel and a bowl (time permitting) and discuss design tips and the small details that make a pleasing form.

October 2019 LCT Meeting & Demo

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Next demo: Mark Sillay – 6:00 p.m. Thursday, October 24, 2019 at the Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road, Savannah. Mark will be demonstrating how to make fine and precise finials with no torn grain. He will also show us ways to take advantage of sap wood in bowls (including a natural edge bowl) and hollow forms. As always, he would be happy to answer any questions and help with any problems our members are having.

September 2019 LCT Meeting / Demo

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September’s demo will be 6:00 p.m. MONDAY, September 23rd at the Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road, Savannah. Our demonstrator is internationally renowned woodturning artist and instructor, Stuart Batty. Originally from England, Stuart now resides in Boulder, Colorado. Stuart has taught classes and conducted many hundreds of demonstrations all over the world. His art is sold in galleries in the US and England. His work can be found in permanent collections including the White House. Stuart has developed a program called the “7 Fundamentals of Woodturning” which he will be sharing with us Monday evening. As always, LCT demos are free and open to the public. We expect a large turnout so come early.

July 2019 LCT Meeting / Demo

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Our next demo will be Thursday, July 25th, 6:00 p.m. at the Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road Savannah. Come early to get your raffle tickets. Roy Yarger will demonstrate how he creates his award winning pepper mills.

Introduction to Woodturning Class – Saturday July 6th

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Saturday, July 6th we will be conducting an introduction to woodturning class at our shop on the site of the Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road, Savannah.  9:00 a.m. to noon.  The cost will be $25 including materials and entrance fee to the Railroad Museum.  If you have an interest, please come on Saturday or contact Dan Lee at danleelowcountryturners@gmail.com
Going forward, we plan on having Woodturning Classes / Open Lathe from 9:00 a.m. until noon on the 1st Saturday of every month. Please keep an eye out for updates each month.  If anyone has an interest in taking a basic woodturning class, this is the perfect opportunity and perfect venue.  More advanced classes may be offered depending on interest.  Advanced classes would generally be in the evening or on an alternate Saturday.  The cost for basic classes will be $25 including materials and entrance to the Railroad Museum.  If you are an LCT member and would like to use one of the clubs lathes on a 1st Saturday morning, come join us. Just remember that you will be required to pay an $8 admission fee to Museum if you are not a CHS member.  Only our Thursday evening monthly demos are exempt from the Museum entrance fee.
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