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February 25, 2017
NOTE: This is the 4th Saturday of the month
Robin Costelle has been a hobby woodturner since 2003. He has run the gamut from pens and bowls to large complex segmented vessels and beautiful hollow forms. He has also dabbled in pottery and musical instrument making, as well as furniture. He has been teaching and demonstrating for several years in and around his home state. Robin lives on a small farm outside Fern Creek, Kentucky with his wife and three children and is a member of the Louisville Area Woodturners.
During the demonstration Robin will create a two piece hollow form describing tool and grind considerations as he develops the form. Robin will continue with finial turning and the creation of "open" segmented pieces.
On Sunday, February 26, 2017, Robin will work with the Hands-On class on one or more of the demonstrated pieces as time allows. You can register for the Hands-On class now Hands-On Class - Robin Costelle
"Though it’s hard to believe, Robin doesn’t have his work in any galleries. He does, however, sell to private collectors on occasion. One of the things Robin likes best about woodturning is teaching. He is committed to helping new turners develop their skills and gives demonstrations around Kentucky and neighboring states. When asked what advice he has for new turners, he tells me, “The one thing I stress to any turner in my demos is practice. Learn the technique and get in front of the lathe and practice. By repetition the hands will learn what the mind wants and it will become automatic. It's like learning to play the banjo. I also stress the fact that you never stop learning the craft and varying your approach. What I do today is how I do it now- tomorrow it may be slightly or completely different.” " ..Bob Rotche
Bring those pieces you have been working on these winter months for the "Show and Tell" portion of the meeting. There are too many hidden talented turners who do not share with us their works of art.
The meeting will begin at 9 am in the Kennedy Heights Art Center - Lindner Annex conference room.
We are meeting on the 4th Saturday of February
because ArtsWave (one of our benefactors) is having a city wide celebration of the many arts organizations they support on the 3rd Saturday and the Kennedy Heights Art Center will be an active part of the celebration.