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Monthly Meeting - Sammy Long

Saturday, May 18, 2024, 9:00 AM until 3:30 PM
Kennedy Heights Cultural Arts Center, Lindner Annex
Kennedy Heights Art Center
6620 Montgomery Road
Kennedy Heights, OH  45213

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 Sammy Long 1185526033  Sammy Long is a native of Greenville, Mississippi and a resident of Brandon, Mississippi.  He is happily retired from many years of work in the gas pipeline industry. He began his career as a machinist and learned to turn on a metal lathe.  He began turning as a hobby and is now known for his unique hollow forms with leaf carvings, piercings and spiraling. He is a member of the Craftsman’s Guild of Mississippi and Magnolia Woodturners.  He has taught and demonstrated at the Appalachian Center for Crafts, John C. Campbell Folk School, Arrowmont School of Arts, for local and regional woodturning clubs and regional symposiums as well as the AAW Symposium.  Those who have directly influenced Sammy’s work have been John Jordon, Binh Pho and Dixie Biggs.

See Sammy's website here: Sammy Long

Sammy will 
demonstrate leaf carving and spiral carving on a turned vessel. 

On the leaf carving demonstration, He will use a turned disc to demonstrate layout of the leaves, transferring the pattern, removing negative space and then carving the leaves.  For the spiral carving demonstration, He will show participants how to lay out and carve evenly spaced spirals on a hollow form. 

 Sammy Long Leaves  Sammy Long Leaves Vase  Sammy Long Spiral Vase