Saturday July 13 2013. About 50 people show up for our Open Studio day, we get to show what we’ve been up to these recent weeks, and it’s great to get interested and positive feedback. Everyone is energized by the event. I have to confess, I got caught up in it myself and didn’t shoot as many photos as usual. Here’s what I did shoot:
Neil Turner discusses his embellished turnings with Heather Lineberry, the visiting scholar. Heather is here for only a week. A museum professional, she knows to cradle turnings in the hand, not lift them by the rim.
The early arrivals enjoy a slide show of our portfolios and blog photos.
Ben Carpenter shows a table full of his and Neil’s work to members of the Lancaster Area Woodturners club. Ron Sheehan, center, l00ks mightily impressed by Neil’s work.
Malcolm whales away at a cherry plank and makes the big chips fly, giving the crowd a taste of real woodcarving.
Malcolm Martin and Gaynor Dowling show their carved vessels to Tina LeCoff.
Young Harrison, with his mom Jennifer Zwilling, enjoyed cranking the UArts bench vises. Jennifer was the 2011 ITE scholar.
Doug Reesor, from the Lancaster Area Woodturners club, studies Neil’s steam-bending experiment.
Don Miller, head of the woodshop at UArts, studies a carved vessel made by Malcolm and Gaynor.
Jack Larimore, a leading Philadelphia-area furniture maker, is a past ITE resident and a strong supporter of the program. Jack’s sitting in front of the Lemniscate of Bernoulli as drawn by one of John Kelsey’s gizmos.