I also hired a professional demonstrator and turner from Michigan Lyle Jamieson. He would teach two 90 minute classes on the basics of the bowl gouge. People signed up for that overnight. It was a big part of the Friday event.

11 Lyle Jamieson 1 thumb 12 Lyle Jamieson 2 thumb 13 Lyle Jamieson 3 thumb


Friday one of the big events was Alumilite presentation. Many turners there were interested in casting. It was great to meet the professionals from the company and learn about their product.

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Classes were taught in hollowing, forms, beginner bowl, advance bowl, carving, patina, pen turning, platters, sphere making by hand, with a jig and boxes. Jim Beaman, a professional turner from Tucson, was the big hit as he taught the box class. Everyone went home with their own box.

16 Jim Beaman 1 thumb 17 Jim Beaman 2 thumb


Saturday was another day of instruction similar to Friday, giving each student a chance to take part in another class. Anyone that did not finish a class project could stay late in the day and finish the project with his mentor. Classes ended at 4 PM and then it was open shop until 9 PM.

18 Carving Class thumb 19 Freehand Sphere Class thumb 20 Setting Up For Class thumb
21 Matt Harber Class thumb 22 Patina Class by Ron 1 thumb 23 Patina Class by Ron 2 thumb


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