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 Clay Lady's campus Building B. TAW periodically participates in local exhibitions and demonstrations as well as sponsoring an annual symposium. 

2020 TAW Member Meetings

TAW 2020 Meeting Demonstrators

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 -Jerry Prosise, Metal Inlay and Cold Casting
September 1 - Myra Orton, Art of Pyrography
October 6 - Christmas Ornaments
November 3 - John Lucas, Router Zig-Zag 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 2020 sessions will be held at the Clay Lady's Campus located 1416 Lebanon Road, Nashville.  We will be meeting in building B.​​​

  • Saturday, February 8 Off center spindle turning
  • Saturday, March 7
  • Saturday, April 18
  • Saturday, May 9
  • Saturday, June 6
  • Saturday, July 11
  • Saturday, August 8
  • Saturday, September 5
  • ​Saturday, October 10
  • Saturday, November 7
  • Saturday, December 5

​Regional Symposiums

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.

Saturday Turn Ins at the Clay Lady's Campus