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  • March 16 Meeting - Tim Moore Tim's demonstration will cover the processes he incorporated to turn and finish the piece, “Black and Silver Box”.
    Posted Feb 17, 2019, 10:55 AM by Kent Riggins
  • THE FEBRUARY 16 MEETING OF THE CHESAPEAKE WOODTURNERS IS CANCELLED DUE TO PREDICTED RAIN AND SNOW Regrettably the weather forecast for this Saturday morning is bad – with little chance that there won’t be some form of precipitation.  It is the consensus of the club’s officers and of our host that this makes our planned wood harvest too hazardous – to say nothing of unpleasant.  We don’t want to risk any injuries and also don’t want people driving to and from the meeting on what might be very slippery roads.  Unfortunately, we missed good weather by only a day as Friday is predicted to be warm and sunny.We will try to reschedule the wood harvest on a weekend day in the Spring when there’s greater likelihood of good weather.   When we do ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2019, 6:16 AM by Chesapeake Woodturners
  • February 16TH, 2019 Wood Harvest Meeting and Wood Harvest at the 12th Precinct Pistol and Archery Club, 424 Harwood Road, Harwood, MD hosted by Pat DiMauroThe February club meeting will be Saturday, Feb. 16th.  It will NOT be a regular club meeting at Maryland Hall.  Rather, we will be guests at club member Pat DiMauro’s pistol club in Harwood where we will have a wood harvest.  The specific location is the 12th Precinct Pistol Club424 Harwood RoadHarwood, MD 20776. The pistol club is just a couple of miles off of Rt. 2 (Solomon’s Island Rd) in Harwood, which is just south of Davidsonville.  Wood available for cutting will include cherry, maple, box elder, sycamore, poplar and ash.  There is ...
    Posted Feb 11, 2019, 5:43 PM by Chesapeake Woodturners
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The Chesapeake Woodturners Exhibit at the National 
Wildlife Visitors Center for the Patuxent Research Refuge

The Chesapeake Woodturners are the focus of a juried exhibition at the National Wildlife Visitors Center for the Patuxent Research Refuge located in Laurel Maryland. The show will run from March 29th through April 30th.  

 

 

This bi-annual show usually takes place at the Montpelier Mansion, however, due to large scale construction at the Mansion, our venue needed to be moved. We had initially thought that the show would have to be cancelled but due to the kind efforts of the staffs at Montpelier Mansion and the National Wildlife Visitors Center, we were able  to move the show this year and our thanks go out to all the wonderful people who made this show possible.

We had some spectacular entries into the show this year. 

Our winner, taking First Place this year was Tim Moore for his Segmented Pot.  Our Juror, Barbara Wolanin said of the piece “This segmented hollow form caught my eye because of the pleasing and refined design and the skill with which the segments were combined.  Using two kinds of wood, the turner created patterns of solids and stripes and--most ingeniously-- a ring of even light ovals emerging through the darker surface.   He created a different design only seen when looking down into the pot.  The piece stood out for both its craftsman ship and its pleasing design.”



Second place went to Jeff Bridges for his Cherry Bowl.  Barbara said “This bowl stood out for its quality among many bowls.  The shape and materials are elegant and refined.   The small base is subtly indicated with just a slight edge, enough to support the swelling contour that moves up to the wide rim.  The strong rim is composed of two parts.  From above, one sees is a slanted edge, but a second plane visible from the side is emphasized with dark lines.  The piece as a whole creates a handsome impression.  The grain in of the wood is also refined and does not distract from the strong shape.  The color and finish of the wood contribute to its beauty.”



Third Place went to Jeannie Ureno for her Gecko bowl.  Barbara said This large open bowl made me smile with it lively color and all-over designs of crawling geckos and interspersed with small spirals.  It has a playful feeling, with the surprise of a bright orange interior contrasted with the complementary dark blue and more intense colors on the underside.  The bowl itself has a graceful shape, with the craftsmanship strong in the lively decoration.  I appreciated the way each gecko, different in position and color, seems to have a unique personality. The  bodies cropped at the edges give the impression that the creatures continue crawling beyond the bowl.  The color and design extend to the very bottom of the bowl, adding to the sense of surprise and fun.”


Barbara also selected two Juror’s Choices.  These were pieces that for no specific reason appealed to the judge on a personal level.   

One of the Juror’s Choices was Gene Adcock’s "Maple Planet".  Barbara said “This hollow form stood out for the integration of it perfectly round shape with the subtle organic color variations in warm tones and bluish gray caused by spalting flowing around the form, suggestive of water in a stream.  The finish was used to enhance the color contrasts but does not call attention to itself. The round opening is encircled with a small bead and its darkness contrasts with and visually anchors the light wood.”


The other Juror’s Choice was from Allen Alexopulos for his Spiral-Edged Bowl.  Barbara said “This small  bowl seems soft-spoken yet confident. The small foot of this cherry bowl lifts the form up though the subtle curve of its sides.  The rim textured with curved parallel lines adds to the tangible appeal of the piece and its contrast of rough and smooth.  The color variation created by the sapwood adds to the sense of movement created by the lines.”

Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make this show a success.