The Timpanogos Woodturners and the Utah Association of Woodturners along with Craft Supplies USA are happy to announce plans for May 15-17, 2014, for the highly acclaimed Utah Woodturning Symposium! Engage with today’s top professionals and up and coming woodturners in a friendly, informal learning environment with over 90 demonstrations to choose from and a full schedule of Special Events. It will be held on the Utah Valley University campus in the UCCU Events Center in Orem, Utah.

This year’s theme will be “A Tribute to Dale Nish”. Dale started the Utah Woodturning Symposium in 1979. We are bringing back many demonstrators from some of those earlier symposiums to help us pay tribute to Dale. Dale Nish passed away one week after our 2013 Symposium. He was so happy that week, visiting with many of his old friends and meeting new ones. He wasn’t one to show much emotion but at times the twinkle in his eyes and his big happy grin couldn’t be supressed. We all miss him so much and want to share what he contributed to the woodturning world.

2014 Demonstrators include: Kip Christensen, Hans Weissflog, Jakob Weissflog, Art Majerus, Ray Key, Mike Mahoney, Steve Gray, Stuart Mortimer, Bonnie Klein, Kirk DeHeer, Bill Ooms, Nelson Cassinger, Al Stirt, David Ellsworth, Kurt Hertzog, Jerry Kermode, Glenn Lucas, Don Russell, Tom Sorenson, Keith Tompkins, Richard Raffan, Rex Burningham, Joe Wagner and many more.

Special Exhibition: This may be the last time to see turnings from so many of the world’s greatest woodturners, all under the same roof. Recognized for his guidance and support of up-and-coming turners, Dale influenced the world of woodturning for the better, encouraging turners to believe in themselves. The Dale Nish Collection reflects his influence on many unknown turners as well as the early works of some of today’s top turners.

The Dale Nish Collection is not only a collection of spectacular woodturnings from around the world but is also a treasury of stories, and friendships Dale made with woodturners over the past 50 years. Although he has thousands of turnings in his collection, our goal this year is to showcase some of those earlier turnings that Dale collected and many that he turned himself. It is our hope that they will inspire and encourage all turners to keep on learning and turning, as Dale did all of his life.

Information will be available and updated as we receive new information on our website at Registration will open December 1, 2013.

Source: Utah Woodturning Symposium


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