New AAW Scholarship

AAW Board member Lou Williams and Board Advisor John Hill announced a new scholarship program for AAW members. The income from AAW’s Endowment Trust Fund, paired with fourteen scholarships from Arrowmont School for Arts and Crafts and thirteen scholarships from John C Campbell Folk School, to provide a total of twenty-seven scholarships for AAW members. […]

I Know a Young Man …

The following was taken from a recent AAW newsletter, but I thought it was important enough to repost it here.

“I know of a young man who uses a wheelchair who wants to learn woodturning. Can you help?”

It was a heartbreaking phone call. My lathe and shop are not wheelchair accessible, and there […]

Craft Master 2011

Last April I posted about a new Irish reality show called Craft Master 2011. This show will pit three apprentices each week in an intensive two-week residential course in the discipline of their choice under the guidance of a relevant Master of Craft. There are five different disciplines, including woodturning. The winners of each of […]

August Demonstrator – Dan Ackerman

I started woodturning in 1986 after witnessing a few turners demonstrating at the Bellevue Craft show. The first five years was just a compulsive effort trying to learn tools, sharpening, design, etc.; starting with bowls,, then hollow forms, then boxes, and a variety of other shapes and disciplines. Along the way, I was fortunate to […]

Arrowmont Discount

The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Arrowmont is currently known for its one and two week workshops, which attract students from all over the world. Along with traditional handicrafts such as weaving and basketry, the school’s curriculum has expanded to include courses on metalworking, ceramics, jewelry making, painting, photography, drawing, book […]