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Irish Woodturners Guild News

Andrew Hall Free demonstration from Record Power this Wednesday & Thursday


On this Wednesday 27 Jan & Thursday 28 Jan, Andrew Hall will share with us how he makes his signature small hats, using only four tools from his ‘magnificent seven’.
This demonstration Includes side grain turning techniques, and will show you how light can be used to gauge wall thickness with translucency.
In addition, we learn about the joy and flexibility of working with wet timber.
In this session, Andrew Covers:
• Timber selection (moisture content and grain orientation)
• Tool requirements
• Preparation before turning
• Health and safety
• Turning principles

• Bending the finished hat to shape
See attached pdf on how to watch this free demonstration and view the Calendar for other upcoming demonstrations

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Membership Renewal


Membership of the IWG starts on the 1st January to the 31st December every year but the IWG Executive have decided that all persons who are members of the IWG for 2020 will have their membership extended by 6 months from December 31st 2020 to 30th June 2021 due to the Covid 19 virus that has prevented chapters from having their annual monthly meetings. The fee for existing members will be €30 or family €33 from 30th June 2021 which will cover membership until 31st December. Fee for new or elapsed membership will be €57 individual and €60 family. Further information will be on the website as soon as it becomes available.
Contact the membership secretary at for further information

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Conker's Live Demonstration with Glenn Lucas 11th January 2021


Chestnut Products are delighted to have renowned Irish woodturner Glenn Lucas doing a free demonstration on January 11th 2021 starting at 7.15 pm.. To see this free demonstration log onto the following link .

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Death of Charlie Ryan, President of the IWG


It was with deep sorrow that the IWG Executive heard of the death of Charlie Ryan, President of the IWG. A talented woodturner/ teacher, Charlie was a true gentleman, friendly with everyone he met. He will be deeply missed in the woodturning circle where he left great memories. The IWG offer their deepest condolences to the Ryan family and relatives on the passing of Charlie. May he rest in peace. For further details go to .

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Winter Edition Of IWG Journal Running Late


The winter edition of the IWG journal is running late. Lettershop who post the journal received it late on Friday 18th December and trying to get the work done for posting by Christmas day. At this stage some members will get it before Christmas day and more will receive it after Christmas and early in the new year. Contact the journal editor for further information at Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all our members.

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After the Fall - an exhibition of contemporary Irish woodturning. Curated by Stephen O’Connell


Artists: Roger Bennett, Max Brosi, Liam Flynn, Matt Jones, Emmet Kane, Gintaras Malinauskas,
Alan Meredith, Liam O'Neill.
From 4th December 2020
STAC is delighted to present After The Fall, an exhibition of contemporary Irish woodturning,
curated by Stephen O’Connell and kindly supported by DCCI and Tipperary County Council.
This exhibition represents a survey of the very best practitioners of this craft form, with a strong
emphasis on sculptural work. The selected artists/makers reflect a diverse range of methods and
material approaches, as well as enviable skill and invention, showcasing what is possible within
contemporary woodturning.
Woodturning historically has been viewed as a functional craft form, producing components for
other crafts and industries, as well as domestic objects such as bowls and vessels. However, since
the great American studio craft movement of the 1970s, its potential for producing sculptural
forms and being literally and metaphorically the fulcrum for a highly considered artistic practice
has grown exponentially.

Booking not essential however only 4 persons allowed in the gallery at any one time in line with
Covid-19 guidelines. Groups – booking recommended -
Visit for more information

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