Every two years members of the Peninsula Woodturners Guild mount a display of their creations. This year the exhibition took place from May 24 to 28. With items numbering 1000, the display was truly mega. The video offers some of the highlights, noting prizewinners and some of the stunning works that were showed.
The Guild was formed in 1984 with objectives of bringing people together interested in all facets of the craft, expanding the interest in the craft by developing the talents of members through lectures, demonstrations and workshop experience, and lastly bringing the craft to the wider population through exhibitions and workshops.
Membership grew from humble beginnings to over 200 and the Guild now has its own demonstration/meeting area with audio visual facilities and a dedicated workshop with several lathes and associated equipment where training sessions are held for members under the guidance of tutors 6 days per week.
The Guild is a self-funded organisation and regularly holds demonstrations and exhibitions at outside locations. The first of the biennial competitions was held in 1991. These are conducted as a focus for members to enhance their skills and have their items adjudicated by professional woodturners, the woodturning community, and the general public. Entries are from beginner woodturners, intermediate, to those very experienced and talented and many of the entrants advance to prominence in national competitions.
For more information see www.pwguild.org.au