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FEB '19 Southern Piedmont Woodturners Monthly Meeting & Demo

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The Southern Piedmont Woodturners Association leases a large space here at ClearWater Artist Studios (Studio 122), and has about 65 local members. See their Artist Page on this site for images; and/or their own website for more info. The club meets every 3rd Tuesday evening and non-members are welcome to attend the first time for free.


Invites you to enjoy an evening with

Ric Erkes

“Green Bowl Dried, What Next?”

The February meeting of Southern Piedmont Woodturners (SPW) will feature one of our members and officers, Vice President Ric Erkes who has been turning for many years and has taught several classes.  Ric has been an instructor at John C. Campbell Folk School and an assistant instructor at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.  

Ric recognizes we have enjoyed demonstrations that focused on turning green wood blanks and leaving them to dry before final turning.  He now wants to teach and show what it takes to get a green, dried, rough turned bowl to a finished piece of art and to the shelf for display. He plans to discuss a variety of cuts that can be used to create a beautifully finished surface.  He will discuss kinds of finishes, with their respective advantages and disadvantages, demonstrating at least one finish.  Ric will also cover a variety of other situations (design opportunities) that a turner might be confronted with during the finishing process. 

SPW meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at our studio located in Clearwater Artist Studios, 223 Crowell  Dr., NW, Concord, NC.  (corner of Crowell and Kerr St.)  A social hour starts at 5:30 and the meeting convenes at 6:30 pm.   During our break we will have snacks available, a raffle for wood turning related items and a presentation of our instant gallery of turnings by our members.  We will also raffle off our Turner of the Month piece. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

6:30pm with Social Hour 5:30pm

Clearwater Artist Studios

223 Crowell Drive, NW, Concord, NC  28025

Enter via stairs to second floor on end near Kerr St.


Please bring in a piece in which you have “fixed” a crack!!


Turner of the Month:  Hayley Kozma

Monthly Challenge: Any segmented or laminated project

The Southern Piedmont Woodturners meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm until 9:00 pm.  We meet at our studio (#122) at Clearwater Artist Studios,  223 Crowell Drive NW, Concord, NC 28025.  Members begin to arrive around 5:30 pm and the program is usually finished by 9:00 pm. 

We usually have an "Instant Gallery" of members’ items they bring to demonstrate how previous demonstrators have influenced their work.  We also have a raffle of items to raise funds for the club. 

In addition to Clearwater Artist Studios, the SPW is associated with the Cabarrus County Arts Council (CCAC), the American Association of Woodturners (AAW), and the North Carolina Woodturners Association (NCWA).

To inquire about club activities, see the club website and find contact info there.  Or, you may always call the ClearWater Artist Studios Manager, Sarah Gay at 704-784-9535 who can help assess who best to talk to.

A typical monthly meeting with demonstrator showing a technique of interest.