Graeme Priddle has 27 years experience in the woodworking field, best known for his sculptural turnings/carvings reflecting his life and environments in Northland, New Zealand. He has won numerous awards for his work, which has been exhibited widely in New Zealand, UK, Japan, Taiwan, France, Germany, USA and Canada.
He is very active in the woodturning world and commits his time and talent to many creative endeavors.
He has served on the committee of the New Zealand National Association of Woodturners for five years, as well as being instrumental in establishing the New Zealand ‘CollaboratioNZ’ Conferences in 1998.
Graeme has demonstrated and taught for numerous woodworking and woodturning groups and at many woodworking events throughout the world.
Graeme recently took up residence in Asheville, NC to work with his partner and fellow wood sculptor Melissa Engler.
Mark F. Palma is a self-taught turner who has been turning for 10+ years. He has authored 17 articles that have appeared in various magazines including Woodturning Magazine (UK), AAW’s Woodturning Fundamentals, Woodworker West, and American Woodturner. His work has also appeared in two books, including one translated into French.
Mark is an approachable and pragmatic teacher who tries to intertwine humor, valuable information and mistakes into an enjoyable session. He is a member of the Chippewa Valley Woodturners (Eau Claire, WI) and the Minnesota Woodurners Association (Minneapolis, MN).
Mark is a retired tax Lawyer with a Juris Doctor degree in law, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has a Masters In Business Administration (MBA) degree, as well as a BS in Accounting and Business. He is the founding member of the International Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Bowl Blanks (ISPCBB).
Mike Peace got hooked on turning shortly after retiring and in his words, “became a hopeless woodturning junkie: reading books, watching woodturning videos, attending woodturning chapter meetings, attending workshops and symposiums and spending most of my time with anything related to woodturning.”
He is active in three woodturning chapters in the Atlanta area where he has served in many capacities including: newsletter editor, secretary, treasurer, president, board member, demonstrator and workshop facilitator. He has taught at John C. Campbell Folk School and has published articles in various woodturning magazines. His articles are available for downloading from his website. He enjoys teaching and demonstrating woodturning and regularly produces woodturning tutorial videos you can see on his YouTube channel, Mike Peace Woodturning.