GAW COVID-19 Status

As of 05/29/2020

Turning Southern Style 2020

After careful consideration of the health and financial risks associated with holding Turning Southern Style 2020, the Georgia Association of Woodturners (GAW) has made the difficult decision to cancel the event.

Our decision was based primarily on our concern for the health of those attending our event. While no one can accurately predict what the health climate will be in September, should the need arise, we see no way to maintain the recommended social distancing at our venue and insure an event that is safe, entertaining and informative for our attendees, vendors and volunteers.

We are already planning for Turning Southern Style 2021 and we hope to see you there!

If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to our symposium chair, Elisabeth Ross at or 678-887-0896.

Changes to the June 18 meeting

The Pat Carroll demonstration scheduled for June has been cancelled. Our program chair is exploring possibilities for a remote demonstration to replace Pat Carroll’s demo.

We will keep our members apprised of other activities that might take its place.

GAW is continuing to monitor the Corivd-19 situation and we will make information on future meetings available when we have it.

We will post further updates regarding the status of future meetings as information becomes available.

Kim Muthersbough
GAW President


The Georgia Association of Woodturners (GAW) is a 501(c)3, nonprofit organization and a chapter of the American Association of Woodturners, dedicated to providing education, information and organization to those interested in woodturning.

GAW services those in the metro-Atlanta area. We meet on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 the Georgia Tech Architectural Digital Fabrication Lab at 676 Marietta St., Atlanta GA. Map. Meetings are open to all.

See the Calendar page for details about our scheduled meetings and other events.

Current Events

GAW Hosts Annual Christmas Party

GAW held its annual holiday party on December 20th. Proximity to Christmas and cold, rainy weather contributed to a low turnout, unfortunately, but those who did brave the elements had a great time. A gift exchange was held again this year. See images that follow this text. Thank you to Georgia Tech for allowing us to use their facility and

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Wes Jones Wins 1st Place

GENERAL FINISHES 2018 DESIGN CHALLENGE Congratulations Wes Jones!! Long time GAW member Wes Jones has won first place in the General Finishes 2018 Design Challenge”, “Hollow Vessels With Or Without Lids/Finials”  category. This beautiful piece of Big Leaf Maple Burl was hollowed and then dyed with blue and green dyes to highlight the gorgeous figure.  The removable finial is made

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2018 Georgia National Fair

The Georgia National Fair is rapidly approaching. October 4 – 14 This is an outstanding opportunity to display and possibly sell your work. The fair takes no commission, so, should your work sell, you get the entire amount. As in the past, the work will be judged and in each of five categories, prize money will be awarded for first

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Scholarship Report – Stan Virden

Scholarship Follow-up Form I, Stan Virden, received a scholarship from the GAW and attended a class/workshop with James McClure at My home workshop.The course description was Restoration of Basic Skills and the date of this class/workshop was 31 MAR, 2, 6, 7, 14 APR 2018. Rate instructor and teaching facility on a scale from 1-10 (1=worst and 10=best).Instructor: 10Facility:6 Would

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