Peggy Schmid is Featured Demonstrator

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We are very fortunate to have Peggy Schmid as our featured demonstrator at the next Lowcountry Turners member meeting on Thursday, June 30. Peggy is the president of the Georgia Association of Woodturners, and her pieces are in private and corporate collections throughout the country. See her portfolio here.

As always, member meetings are free and open to the public. 6 pm at Maven Makers, 415 W Boundary St, Savannah.

Member Meeting May 26

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Our next monthly member meeting will take place on Thursday, May 26. Our own Jeff Amacher will demonstrate hollowing utilizing a homemade Jamieson style captive hollowing system. We’ll also hold a 50/50 raffle, so be sure to bring plenty of cash! As always, this event is free and open to the public.

Lowcountry Turners Member Meeting April 28

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The next member meeting will be on Thursday, April 28 at 6pm at Maven Makers. As always, this event is free and open to the public. A representative from Robert Sorby Tools will be demonstrating their line of tools, now available at Case Woodworking in Savannah.

Woodturning Classes at Maven Makers

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Here is the upcoming schedule for Lowcountry Turners woodturning classes held at Maven Makers. All classes are taught by Lowcountry Turners members. You can sign up on the Maven Makers web site. Lowcountry Turners and Maven Makers members get a 20% discount.

April 14 – Lidded Boxes

April 21 – 5-Pointed Bowl

May 5 – Bottle Openers, Pizza Cutters, Ice Cream Scoops

May 7 – Intro to Woodturning (Unless you’re an experienced woodturner, this class is a prerequisite for all other woodturning classes at Maven Makers.)

May 12 – Resins and Pigments

May 19 – Basic Bowl

May 21 – Intro to Woodturning (Unless you’re an experienced woodturner, this class is a prerequisite for all other woodturning classes at Maven Makers.)

June 2 – Introduction to Segmented Turning Part 1

June 4 – Intro to Woodturning (Unless you’re an experienced woodturner, this class is a prerequisite for all other woodturning classes at Maven Makers.)

June 16 – Introduction to Segmented Turning Part 2

June 18 – Intro to Woodturning (Unless you’re an experienced woodturner, this class is a prerequisite for all other woodturning classes at Maven Makers.)

June 23 – Acorn Boxes

July 2 – Intro to Woodturning (Unless you’re an experienced woodturner, this class is a prerequisite for all other woodturning classes at Maven Makers.)

July 7 – Bottle Stoppers

July 14 – How to Make a Vacuum Chuck (this is a lecture class, not a workshop class)

July 16 – Intro to Woodturning (Unless you’re an experienced woodturner, this class is a prerequisite for all other woodturning classes at Maven Makers.)

July 21 – Natural Edge Bowl

August 4 – Pens

August 6 – Intro to Woodturning (Unless you’re an experienced woodturner, this class is a prerequisite for all other woodturning classes at Maven Makers.)

August 11 – Yo-Yos

August 18 – Platters with Decoration

August 20 – Intro to Woodturning (Unless you’re an experienced woodturner, this class is a prerequisite for all other woodturning classes at Maven Makers.)

Maven Makers Spring Into Making Class Launch

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Maven Makers will be throwing their Spring Into Making: Class Launch party on May 7 from 4:30 to 7:30pm, to introduce new classes, including jewelry, leatherworking, ceramics, and more. There will be food, live music, a silent auction, and free demos and workshops. It would be great if we could show our support with a strong showing at the event. More information about submitting pieces to the silent auction.

Maven Makers Silent Auction

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Lowcountry Turners members are invited to submit work to be sold at the Maven Makers silent auction, part of the Spring Into Making Class Launch on May 7 from 4:30 to 7:30pm. Email hi-res photos of your items to info@mavenmakers.com, along with a brief description and a minimum sale price, by April 22. Maven Makers will be taking a percentage of the final sales price (percentage to be determined).

Jekyll Island Show

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Lowcountry Turners is exhibiting at the Goodyear Cottage on Jekyll Island this October. We are limited to 40 pieces in total. All items must be for sale, with a $2,000 limit for a single item. Goodyear Cottage takes a 25% commission. Completed inventory sheets are due to Roy by September 1st. These sheets will be distributed at upcoming meetings and will be made available online. The pieces are due to Roy at the September 29th meeting, or need to be delivered to Goodyear Cottage by 9am on October 1.

The opening reception will be Sunday, October 2 from 1 to 3pm. All exhibitors should attend. The exhibit runs through October 31.

Gallery Exhibit Setup

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Setup for the Savannah Cultural Affairs Show from March 4-April 1 will be March 1-3. Roy will start the setup on March 1 at 10am. Anyone that wants to help is welcome.The opening reception for the exhibit will be March 4 from 5 to 9pm. All members are encouraged to attend. Roy will buy appetizers, plates, cups and napkins from Sam’s Club. He will also provide wood serving platters and/or bowls.

Just a reminder that any artwork sold during the exhibit will remain at the show for the entire duration.

The exhibit ends April 4. Roy will be there at 10am to start to tear down the exhibit. Members who are exhibiting work can pick up their pieces on April 4. Volunteers are needed to pick up work for members who can’t be there and distribute it at the next member meeting on April 28.

Savannah Cultural Arts Gallery Exhibition

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Lowcountry Turners is exhibiting at the Savannah Cultural Arts Gallery March 4-April 1. We are planning to exhibit 35-40 turned pieces, with a limit of three pieces per member. (This number may change if more or fewer people opt to participate.) Exhibition agreement forms can be downloaded here. Please bring the completed form, along with your artwork, to the February 25th Lowcountry Turners meeting, or deliver them to the Savannah Cultural Arts Gallery at 9 Henry St by February 29th.

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