Women In Turning

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Join the Women's Turner Group on Facebook by contacting Lou Kinsey and expressing interest.  Questions?  Contact Sandy Fuller at sabailey51@aol.com



WIT Local and Regional Collaborative Projects

We’ve had four successful projects culminating with “Topsy Turvy” made by 49 women for the Portland Symposium. Building on what we’ve been able to achieve at the National level with the WIT Collaborative Project, we want to now move this to the regional or more grassroots level instead of doing a collaboration nationally . This is already being done in places like Boise, ID where women turners did a project making 40 miniature birdhouses for the Boise Artistry in Wood Show. Nine women participated. Their auction proceeds will be used for future Artistry in Wood Shows. What is particularly notable, is that 62 women who visited the exhibit and saw the bird house tree, signed up to receive further information about woodturning.

Collaborative projects can be used to raise money for your regional symposium, help your local chapter, fund an event you’d like to organize, etc. It will help to give Women in Turning a broader reach and exposure, as well as help support events closer to home.

If you’re a WIT Liaison for your club and would like to work on something for your regional symposium we can put you in contact with the other Liaisons in your region so you could coordinate and work together. Or if you are interested in doing something for your local chapter, we can put you in contact with others who have had an experience working at the local level. Or we would be very, very interested in learning what you have already done so that we can benefit from your experience. We know that women have enjoyed being a part of these collaborative projects. Let’s take your good ideas and continue to spread the fun! -- The WIT Committee

Women In Turning (WIT)

This is about a new group called Women in Turning that is part of AAW.  Additional information will be posted on our website for the women's benefit.  

Sandy Fuller has agreed to be the liaison for the Southeast Area WIT for our chapter.  

Periodically, Sandy will have information on this topic.  The official registration is done online on the AAW website.

Sandy Fuller

First WIT Exchange - September 2018

Come experience the first WIT EXCHANGE held at Arrowmont September 5-7, 2018!

Join in the fun of a three-day immersion into the creative process. Each day will be a new opportunity to work and get to know different people in small collaborative teams of three. The first two days, group members will be assigned so there will be a range of skill levels from newbie to professionals on each team. On the third day, you will be able to select those you want to work with.

Each day your team will be working in a fun-filled and fast-paced exploration of designing and creating a piece based on randomly generated word pairs by using a variety of techniques including, but not limited to woodturning, pyrography, carving and painting. We will all be sharing and learning from each other! If there is a certain tool or technique you want to use, but are not sure how to go about it, just ask. Someone will be able to help you.

As your day progresses, you will be asked to photograph the process your team goes though. Each evening we will come together and share your process with the whole group using a selected group of your images. In this way we will be able to learn from everyone's experience. Groups do not necessarily need to complete the project by day's end but we do hope to get those creative juices flowing and have fun! All levels of experience are welcome-including newbies.

The cost for the three-day EXCHANGE, including meals, is $300 ($360 for non-AAW members). To register, visit the AAW-WIT page. That page includes information about housing at Arrowmont.

Registration is open, come and enjoy the experience.