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Sept 2 Meeting : David Ellsworth!

Monday- 6PM- September 2, LABOR DAY,  2019  Enchanted Woodturners Meeting
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We will meet at Santa Fe High School Woodworking Shop, see driving & parking diagram attached, and look at the high school’s location on Google Satellite to see it better.
 A great background video: David Ellsworth Video
Monday- 6PM- September 2, LABOR DAY,  2019  Enchanted Woodturners Meeting
Subject:  How to turn a Hollow Form  Presenter:  David  Ellsworth
David will demonstrate how to mount and turn a hollow form and he will explain how he finishes his pieces.
See some of David’s work:
Don’t know David?    David was born in1944.  He lived for many many, many years near Quakertown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania , but he and his wife Wendy have recently moved to Weaverville, North Carolina, which is very near  Ashville, NC.  David’s first experience with the lathe was in a woodshop class in 1958. He continued to turn through high school, and then spent three years in the military and then eight years, yes eight years, in college studying architecture, drawing and sculpture, and finally received a Master’s Degree in Fine Art from the University of Colorado in 1973.

David started the woodworking program at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Colorado in 1974, and the following year opened his first private woodturning studio in Boulder, Colorado.  It was during the mid-1970’s that David developed a series of bent turning tools and the methods required for making the thin-walled hollow forms of which he is known worldwide.

His first article titled, “Hollow Turning” appeared in the May/June 1979 issue of Fine Woodworking Magazine. His first book, Ellsworth on Woodturning, was published by Fox Chapel Publ. in 2008.

David is the founding member of the American Association of Woodturners in 1986, and he was the first President of AAW from 1986-1991, and the AAW’s first Honorary Lifetime Member. He has written over fifty articles on subjects related to craft and woodturning .  David started to operate the Ellsworth School of Woodturning at his home and studio in Buck’s County, Pennsylvania in 1990.

David’s works have been included in the permanent collections of forty-three museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He has taught workshops throughout the world and has received fellowship grants from the National Endowment of Arts, the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts, and the PEW Foundation.

In 2009 he was elected the “Master of the Medium” by the James A. Renwick Alliance of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. He is a Honorary Lifetime Member of the Collectors of Wood Art, and a Fellow and a former Trustee of the American Craft Council.

Show & Tell” please bring at least one “good” piece to brag about, and one “mistake/bad” piece to explain or ask what went wrong.

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