The Eptek Art and Culture Centre on Prince Edward Island has a Canadian wood turners exhibit presently on display. The P.E.I. Wood Turners Guild will be displaying their turning thru March 28th. There are bowls, hollow forms, and even bird’s nests in the exhibit.
In the article from the Guardian, Mary Mackay talks with several of the wood turners about the craft.
Canadian Wood Turners Exhibit
“I’m interested in the weird, the wild and the wonderful — the stuff (people would) pick up and think ‘What? How did you do that?’ ” laughs guild president Glen Pye of Charlottetown, who admittedly leans more toward the artistic side of woodturning than the utilitarian end.
The P.E.I. Wood Turners Guild began with a slow start three years ago but…
…One of those longtimers is Darrell DesRoches of Miscouche, who has been a wood turner for nearly 20 years.
“The point about the guild is that there are people there from every skill level. We have novices to the intermediate and some semi-professional wood turners,” he says.
“And the one thing I found about being a wood turner is you’re always willing to share. You don’t keep secrets. If you got a cool way of doing things then you’re always willing to share with others.”
There are over 30 members of the P.E.I. Wood Turners Guild which is just three years old. They meet the last Wednesday of each month at two of Holland College’s locations on the Canadian island province. If you happen to be on P.E. I. it sounds like the Canadian wood turners exhibit would a great stop for any aspiring woodworker.