The Atlanta Woodturners Guild is a member of AAW (America Association of Woodturners).
The AWG meets the third Wednesday of each month at Atlanta Woodcraft.
8560 Holcomb Bridge Rd,
Alparetta, GA 30022
Welcome to the Atlanta Woodturners Guild
The Atlanta Woodturners Guild (AWG) was formed to provide support, ideas, and camaraderie to fellow woodturners in the metro Atlanta area. The Guild meets once a month and members are invited to display examples of their work at the instant gallery. New and established turners have the opportunity to ask questions and solve problems with other members.
At each monthly meeting a demonstration is conducted by professional turners from all over the world. It is a great opportunity to see a professional in action, ask questions and learn techniques. The AWG has a comprehensive library stocked with woodturning DVD’s, and books. These items are available to the membership for a small rental fee. Members are kept informed about upcoming events and activities through this, their web site.
All interested in learning about woodturning are welcome to attend the month meetings.
April 15th - Demonstrator
Derek will be demonstrating how he sculpts an animal head on the lathe, using a multi-axis technique.
Derek Weidman was born in 1982, and has dedicated the last seven years to exploring lathe-based sculpture. His approach involves multi-axis turning as the foundation of his work. By using the unique shaping processes of turning, Derek has created a descriptive visual language that only the lathe can speak. This carving process creates novel representations of a wide range of subjects, from those based on human anatomy to various animal forms. Derek works from a basic question, “What would this look like if rendered through the lens of a wood lathe?,”” and even with the most rigorous naturalism, an honest abstraction takes place, and for each new subject that question gets answered. So from human heads to rhinos, mandrills to birds, each idea being captured in a way it has not been expressed before.
Check out his website: http://weidmanwoodsculpture.com/
The AWG meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Visit us on Facebook at: