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 of Ebony finished with a wipe-on oil finish.  The hollowform is finished with multiple coats of a clear epoxy.

To learn more about the competition and browse  through this year’s winners, visit their site at: https://contest.generalfinishes.com/winners.

American Craft Council Show 2018

The 2018 ACC show is history. Eight GAW and South Metro members turned at the show. Rachel, the ACC Education Coordinator, who oversees the “Let’s Make” part of the show was extremely happy with comments that attendees had made about our demonstrations and made sure I knew we were invited to take part next year.

This year’s demonstrators were:

Andy Bennett
George Daughtry
Hanley Lewis
Bill Lynch

Kim Muthersbough
Steve Pritchard
Scott Questad
John Von Eshenbach

Right: John von Eshenbach turning for one of our many visitors.

Above and right: Scott Questad turning for booth visitors.

Wes Jones Exhibit

Wes has his work on display until April 28th at the Hudgens Center for Art and Learning in Duluth. Yesterday Linda and I had the pleasure of spending some time viewing his exhibit. Some of the work we had seen during show and tell at club meetings, but there was a lot we had not seen before.

We see our members’ work one or two pieces at a time at club meetings, but when we see a collection of one person’s work in a setting such as this, it takes on a new meaning. I would highly recommend stopping by the Hudgens Center. In my opinion it is worth the trip for any woodturner in the Atlanta area.

Wes will be delivering an artist’s talk on woodturning in the gallery on March 17, 2018 at 11 am.

Hudgens Center for Art & Learning
6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 300
Duluth, GA 30097
February 17 through April 28, 2018
thehudgens.org