Desert Woodturning Roundup Mesa, AZ 2013

Last weekend I demonstrated at the Desert Woodturning Roundup in Mesa, Arizona. I had 6 rotations, 2 on combining metal with wood, 2 on gilding turned vessels and 2 on creating patinas on vessels.

David Marks doing demonstrations at DWR

David Marks doing demonstrations at DWR

David Marks demonstrates gilding Japanese maple leaves with 22 Karat Gold against a silver leaf background

David Marks demonstrates gilding Japanese maple leaves with 22 Karat Gold against a silver leaf background

"Desert Urn" is the title of this 81/2" tall x 51/2" diameter hollow vessel I turned. It combines silver inlay into the pernambuco and ebony rim at the top.  I gilded the lower body of the vessel with silver leaf and did a patina finish over it.

“Desert Urn” is the title of this 81/2″ tall x 51/2″ diameter hollow vessel I turned. It combines silver inlay into the pernambuco and ebony rim at the top. I gilded the lower body of the vessel with silver leaf and did a patina finish over it.

There was a great line up of Demonstrators :

J. Paul Fennel who lives in Scottsdale and does some amazing pierced and carved hollow vessels.

J. Paul Fennell's wood turned and carved vessels

J. Paul Fennell’s wood turned and carved vessels

Richard Raffan from Australia who is one of the best known turners in the world with several books and videos that have won critical acclaim.

Richard Raffan on stage turning a bowl for the Desert Woodturning Roundup

Richard Raffan on stage turning a bowl for the Desert Woodturning Roundup

Molly Winton who has earned her fine reputation for her surface embellishments of wood burning, carving, texturing, and coloring.

Molly Winton's beautiful turned carved and dyed hollow vessel

Molly Winton’s beautiful turned carved and dyed hollow vessel

Malcolm Tibbetts famous for his incredible segmented turnings that boggle the imagination and his book and numerous DVDs on the subject.

Malcolm Tibbetts' amazing segmented turned sculpture

Malcolm Tibbetts’ amazing segmented turned sculpture

Michael Hosaluk who is a member of Canada’s Royal Canadian Academy of Arts  and is well known world wide for his incredible creativity not to mention turned and burned baseballs.

Thin turned madrone burl bowl by Michael Hosaluk

Thin turned madrone burl bowl by Michael Hosaluk

Matt Monaco, a production turner (and fellow drummer) who lives in Arizona whose work is influenced by Mexican, Southwestern, and African cultures.

Nested bowls by Matt Monaco

Nested bowls by Matt Monaco

John Lucas from Tennessee, who is well known for his turned hand mirrors, sculptural turnings, articles on wood turning, and photography.

Turned hand mirror and other pieces by John Lucas

Turned hand mirror and other pieces by John Lucas

Here are some photos of the work I demonstrated.

Wood and metal turnings by David Marks, some are demo pieces which are not completed

Wood and metal turnings, some are demo pieces which are not completed

Demo sample of gilded fish. Silver leaf with chemical patina.

Demo sample of gilded fish. Silver leaf with chemical patina.

The instant Gallery had numerous works of art with a wide range of talent.

These are some very fine miniature turnings by Hans Finsterwalden

These are some very fine miniature turnings by Hans Finsterwalden

Dale Gillaspy's very creative wood turning titled "Pouring Wine"

Dale Gillaspy’s very creative wood turning titled “Pouring Wine”

Beautiful Olive wood bowl turned by Ken Lappegard in the Instant Gallery at DWR

Beautiful Olive wood bowl turned by Ken Lappegard in the Instant Gallery at DWR

Malcolm Tibbetts and I were asked to be available to give critiques to those who wanted them in the Instant Gallery.

Malcolm Tibbetts and David Marks giving helpful critique to Dale Gillaspy in the Instant Gallery at DWR

Malcolm Tibbetts and David Marks giving helpful critique to Dale Gillaspy in the Instant Gallery at DWR

I want to personally thank Dale Gillaspy and the entire crew of volunteers from the Arizona Woodturners Association  who worked really hard and did an excellent job of organizing this event.

I will be teaching a 3 days hands on group class on Gilding & Chemical Patination at my school here in Santa Rosa, CA on August 16 – 18, 2013.  For the class description and registration, go to the Classes Section of my website:   Classes

If you cannot make it to my Gilding & Chemical Patination Class, I do have a DVD that I sell from my estore at my website that gives step by step instructions on the process:  Gilding & Chemical Patinations DVD

One thought on “Desert Woodturning Roundup Mesa, AZ 2013

  1. Some very amazing work shown here, both yours and the other turners. I really like your gilded fish, looks great!

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