Monday May 23rd was a special day for seven GWA turners who spent a whole day in a hands-on class with Jimmy Clewes. The morning was spent turning an Anasazi style bowl with an inlay. After lunch the project was a lidded box with an inlay in the top. Throughout the day we saw how Jimmy used and sharpened his tools and for some this alone was a great benefit.
That evening was our Monthly turning demo except not on our regular second Thursday. This was a fun time for twenty three of out group as we saw Jimmy turn a clamshell box followed by a long stem goblet. All the while his stories and humor were priceless. Thanks Jimmy for a great day.
I have many people to thank. Jimmy plans his travel a year out so I started with last years Board and they all approved. Thanks last years Board and thanks this years Board for carrying through. Next a very special thank you to Ron Britton who is Jimmy's one point contact for our region. I asked Ron to include our club in the schedule and he agreed. Few will understand the coordination and communication this entails as well as the extra long day as Jimmy's host and transportation. You are a good friend to us all Ron and much appreciated, THANK YOU.
None of this would be possible or as nice without our classroom hosts David and Heather Hughes. One could see how pleased and proud they were this entire time and I would describe this as infectious happiness. Thank you David and Heather.