Art Fair Insiders

Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals


Wood Turners

People who turn wood objects, from utility to museum pieces.

Members: 26
Latest Activity: Jul 11

Discussion Forum


Started by Holz Mechaniker. Last reply by Byron Canfield Sep 4, 2013. 1 Reply

Greetings, My name is Andrew 'Drew' Arndts.  I reside in Michigan. I have been wood turning for roughly 4 years.  I started out making pens then I discovered cool tools like the bowl gouge, bedan and…Continue

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Wood Turners to add comments!

Comment by Tom Borener on July 3, 2013 at 10:56am


Recently retired (almost a week now), hoping to do the show circuit for a while.  I have been turning 10 years now, and have done a show or two each year for the past 5 years, but hope to step it up now that I have the time

Comment by Jay E. Daniels on June 9, 2013 at 4:00pm

Tim, I turned and still turn pens, but I I think that the higher end show are more artsy. After turning pens from everything I could imagine: from wood to segmented wood, toothpicks, dyed t-shirts, newspaper, I got bored and started turning bowls, vases goblets, etc., and it became easier for me to get into galleries and higher end shows.  that being said, I still sell pens, pencils,  letter openers, bottle stoppers, etc. but the more artistic pieces helped me get into higher end shows and galleries.

Comment by Tim Self on June 6, 2013 at 8:57pm

Hi, I'm Tim Self.  I began turning again after blowing my back out 5 yrs ago.  The wife said to get a hobby.  I occasionally turn utility pieces for home and friends but 95% of my turning is pens.  I have done decent at art shows but find it nearly impossible to get into the upscale shows.

Comment by Richard Altenhofen on October 7, 2010 at 6:09pm
Hello! just joined today. I turn Sonoran Desert woods like desert ironwood and mesquite. Bowls, hollowed forms; decorative and functional. Check out my website for more info on me.
Comment by Richard E Erickson on May 16, 2010 at 5:10pm
I'm a Segmented Polychromatic Woodturner with a few years experience. Have Collectors across the US and in the UK. My items are in a Gallery In Cambria, CA, The Vault. Website is
Comment by Louis Williams on April 8, 2010 at 12:29pm
Spoleto is a big and really good show; I'd love to be there but it's a long way from Sturgeon Bay, WI. Maybe next year.
Comment by Norma Plemons on April 8, 2010 at 10:16am
Not sure where Spoleto is, so guess I won't be there. Good Luck at the show.
Comment by Michael & Cynthia Gibson on April 8, 2010 at 10:09am
Are you speaking about the show in Charleston, SC?
Comment by Walt Bennett on April 8, 2010 at 6:57am
Never heard of it, but then I'm on the East Coast.
Comment by John Benton on April 7, 2010 at 10:13pm
Anyone of this group doing Spoleto?

Members (26)



Did you know there is a mobile version of this site?

Use your phone to keep in touch with the Forum anytime at:

© 2014   Created by Connie Mettler.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service