Past: Jacques Vesery – 2019

We are honored to feature world-renowned woodturner/artist Jacques Vessery to our club for an amazing full-day professional demonstration which should not be missed. Jacques lives in Damariscotta, ME and his website is

The demonstration will take place on February 16, 2018 from 9am to 4pm.

Demonstration Topics

AM : “Concepts in Design and Form; Form Trumps Pretty Wood”

Technique is often a distraction to the importance of “Good Form”.  Methods to create better form can be a difficult step in evolving our work to the next level. In this demonstration, design elements including scale, form, balance, and proportions along with the golden mean and geometry of design will be visualized through the turning process. Think of it as sketching in 3D.  The session will include a critique of several forms created during the rotation. This is a great learning tool for anyone, working in any medium that is in pursuit of better form in whatever we create.

PM : “Texture for Color Becomes Second Nature”

Various carving and texturing techniques on both green and dry wood. The use of power carvers, rotary carvers, burning tools  and methods  to enhance the details for coloring to create illusion will be demonstrated and finished with Acrylics.


There will be no cost for members for the demonstration, non-members will be charged $20 which will pay for membership for the calendar year 2019. The club will be supplying veggie & meat Italians from Amatos for participants to purchase for lunch. There will also be chips, soda and water. The cost will be
approximately $8 per person.

February Challenge

Don’t forget to bring in your repaired bowl or “funnel”. This is our February President’s challenge and can be a repaired bowl or artistic piece, anything goes. Other new turnings can also be brought in for the show & tell table. We will also be holding our usual raffle.

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