We are a young club, formed in February 2011, with a little over 60 members, and are dedicated to learning about, and enjoying the craft of "woodturning". By sharing information and techniques, we learn to make all types of decorative art-forms and functional works - from beautiful pens to wondrous deep bowls. Our work is typically in the medium of nature's beautiful wood that is all around our planet, but we also work in plastics and other malleable materials. The basis for our efforts is the the use of a woodturning lathe. All work is done by hand and with a few simple, non-automated machines. We, as artists, skillfully craft each piece that comes out of our studio, and hope that someone else will treasure its natural beauty and our ability to unlock that from deep within the piece of raw material it used to be.
We meet on a monthly basis at Mr. Real Mercier's shop in West Springfield MA. Typically, dates are the second Wednesday of the month, at 6:30PM. Periodically, we have other events, so come back to check the calendar, periodically, to see what's going on, and when.
Please feel free to contact us about woodturning, or come to our next meeting! Woodturning is FUN!!!
If you are interested in joining the club, simply click on the button below, fill out the information, and submit it. Then, the club treasurer will contact you. You can either mail payment of club dues or wait and pay at the next meeting that you attend. Current club dues are $25 annually.