What’s New

August 2017

One of my frustrations is to go to someone's website and see that they are not keeping it up to date.  So, when I looked at ours with plans to add our new first quarter 2018 school schedule, my frustrations rose to the top.  I had not updated this page since February and did not have our current shows and the school schedule was behind.  I guess we've had a busy year, but no excuse and my apologies to anyone who might have shared in my frustration. 

Check out our Show Schedule for information on the upcoming Sausalito Art Festival and Art Trails, Sonoma County's fall open studio event.  We have a new item:  square redwood plates that are elegant and unique.  Come see them!  (There's a picture on our Show Page).

 We will soon be traveling to Southern California where Jerry is demonstrating for two of the American Association of Woodturners clubs:  Orange County and Glendale.  This also gives us some fun family time in Laguna Beach and environs.  Yes, we will be hitting the waves!

In November we head east to Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  Our son, Walker, will be accompanying us as he and Jerry are co-teaching a week-long woodturning class (with my assistance) in their state of the art turning studio.   We love going back to Arrowmont and are eager to see the rebuilding starting to replace damage from the fire that roared through there earlier this year.  Last I heard the class was nearly full, but check it out on the Arrowmont website

Our Beginning Woodturning Classes are filling up for the rest of the year.  The December class still has a few openings, and January through March are scheduled, so check your calendar and give us a call.

Multi-axis turning, making a "perfect" ball and Jerry's stitches are part of our advancing class offerings.  We will be scheduling on for February but do not yet have a firm date.   We will be spending one weekend with the Lighthouse Project, which has a woods program for the visually impaired.  As soon as we have that date we will schedule an advancing class at our studio.  You can learn more about it here.

One of our "busy year" events was our 50th wedding anniversary in March.  We had an amazing party with old and new friends and family and lots of entertainment in the form of Hawaiian, folk and songs written just for us! 
Following the party we spent a night at Mt. Shasta, where Jerry went snowboarding, briefly, until he broke his leg on his first run.  It is healing well and he is back in the water.  (No more snowboarding, though.)
Almost 45 of those years we have worked together making things out of wood, be it crafts, house remodeling, furniture, bowls.  And we are still at it and still happy together!  

Thank you for visiting us virtually.

Check out our Show Page to see where we will be setting up next.

We hope to see you in person, but if not, please visit a gallery if there is one near you, or call us direct.

If you are interested in learning how to turn wood, check out our school here in Sebastopol.

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Taking the “Starving” out of Artist Workshop

To all of you who have been waiting for me to resurrect this workshop, I must tell you that I have decided it just is not happening; too many other opportunities for our business take up my time.  I may in the future figure out a new offering, which will be presented here, but in the meantime, I apologize if I kept you on a string and now am letting go of it.