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Who We Are…

The Blue Ridge Woodturners is a chapter of the American Association of Woodturners serving
the New River Valley & Greater Roanoke region of Southwestern Virginia. We are
a group of people with the common interest in (or addiction to) turning wood on the lathe.

We usually meet on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Williamson Rd. Masonic Lodge, 3025 Pioneer Rd Roanoke, Virginia (for ” Driving Directions“.)

We do, however, hold special events and some meetings at other locations in the area. Please
check often for upcoming events and meetings.


Upcoming Events

Sep 28 – 7:00 PM – Bill Bandy – Basic Bowl Turning


Oct 19 – 7:00 PM – Jacques Vesery- 3rd Thursday

Jacques Vesery is an Artist/ Sculptor who strives to create an illusion of reality, with vision and inspiration derived from the ‘golden mean’ or ‘divine proportions’. The marriage of pattern, form and proportion conveys a sense of growth from within each of his pieces. He has been included in over 20 publications and will have work in ”100 Artists of New England” to be released in the spring of 2011. Other books include ‘Scratching the Surface’, ‘Wood Art Today’, ‘Natured Transformed’ and ‘New Masters of Woodturning’.

Jacques has lectured on design and concepts within his work in France, Italy, England, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and 28 US states at such locations as Journees Mondiales du Tournage D’art Sur Bois Congres, Loughborough University, Anderson Ranch, `Aha Hana Lima- Hawaii and Haystack Mt. School.

See more about Jacques Vestry at http://www.jacquesvesery.com


Oct 20 & 22 – Hands-On Workshops with Jacques Vesery

The two-day, hands-on workshop costs $225 (includes lunch both days). This is a first-come, first-served event, so don’t delay in letting us know. RSVP to Lucy Cruise or call (540) 871-5405.

See the Oct 20 & 21 Events Calendar for more information about these workshops.

Membership Applications

2017 Membership form (PDF) format. Please click to download form.
2017 Membership form (MSWord) Format. Please click to download form.

To all new and renewing BRW members:

Above you will find the 2017 Blue Ridge New and Renewal Membership Form in both MSWord and Adobe Acrobat formats. Please chose the format which is best for you to download and print out. Fill out the form completely, print neatly so that we can update our records and ensure you continue to receive emails and notices for the coming year.

ALL MEMBERS must fill out a new form every year even if none or your information has changed.

Bring your completed 2017 form and payment check to the the next BRW meeting. If you can not attend the next meeting, mail it in according to the instructions on the form.

Thanks, and I look forward to seeing all of you at future BRW meetings and events.

Peter Toch, BRW Treasurer

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