Tennessee Association of Woodturners Calendar of Events

Monthly Meetings:

The TAW meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Clay Lady's Campus Studio B located at 1416 Lebanon Road Nashville, TN.  Meetings start at 7:00 pm.  In addition we meet for a hands on Turn-In work day on the Saturday following the monthly meeting, unless otherwise announced, at the woodshop located on the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home property. TAW periodically participates in local exhibitions and demonstrations as well as sponsoring an annual symposium. 

2019 TAW Member Meetings

TAW 2019 Meeting Demonstrators

TAW November 5 meeting demonstrators - Mike Zinser, Stephen Forrester, Jeff Brockett

November 5 Meeting
Mike Zinser, Stephen Forrester and Jeff Brockett

December 3 Meeting

Christmas Party - Clay Lady's Studio B

Sneak Peak – TAW 2020 Meeting Demonstrators
January 7 - Pete Wiens, “Bowl With Textures and Milk Paint”
February 4 - Gretchen Nieb, “Twisted Segmenting”
March 3 - Steve Forrester, “Texturing and Coloring on Burls”
April 7 - Pat Matranga, “Focus on the Skew and More”
May 5 - Skip Wilbur, “Turning a Music Box”
June 2  - Barry Werner, “Carved, Colored, and Textured
July 7 - Charles Brush, “Vacuum and Jam Chucking”
August 4 -TBD
September 1 - Myra Orton
October 6 - TBD
November 3 - Christmas Ornaments
December 1 - Christmas Party


Saturday Turn Ins Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home
Saturday Turning & Learning Sessions 8:00 AM–noon.​
We hold a hands-on Turning & Learning session every month for our membership. At these Turning and Learning sessions, we gather together to share, assist and enjoy the company of our fellow members. The sessions are open to all members and are oriented toward mentoring, skill development, and fun.

The Turning & Learning sessions are usually held the Saturday following the monthly TAW meeting. We begin at 8:00 AM and wrap up at noon. In these four hours, there is plenty of time for you to get questions answered, tool technique tips and even a few pointers on sharpening. Some of our members have completed their first turning projects at these sessions!

The sessions are held at the TBCH Woodshop. This woodshop is our own little turning oasis that we are lucky enough to have been given complete access. The woodshop is located at the southeast corner of the TBCH Campus in the commissary and auto repair building.

  • Saturday, October 5
  • Saturday, November 9
  • ​Saturday, December 7​

​Regional Symposiums

Turning Southern Style
September 20-22, 2019
Dalton Convention Center
Dalton, Georgia
Featured demonstrators include David Ellsworth, Hans Weissflog, Stuart Batty, Dan Douthart, Bill Lynch and Steve Mellott.  For more information visit www.gawoodturner.org.

Ohio Valley Woodturner's Guild "Turning 2019"
October 18-20, 2019
Higher Ground Conference Center
West Harrison, Indiana. 
Featured demonstrators include Stuart Batty, Trent Bosch, Kimberly Winkle, Chris Ramsey, Mark Sfirri and Al Stirt.  For more information visit www.ohiosymposium.org.

TAW 2020 Woodturning Symposium
January 24-25, 2020
Marriott Hotel and Convention Center
​Franklin, TN
Featured demonstrators include Cindy Drozda, Eric Lofstrom, Mark St. Leger, and Derek Weidman.  For more information visit www.tnwoodturners.org.