Marriott Hotel and Convention Center
700 Cool Springs Blvd
Franklin, TN 37067
To make reservations with the TAW group discount code visit the TAW website: www.tnwoodturners.org/symposium or click on the red button - Lodging-at Group Rates below.
The event location is directly across the interstate from the Cools Springs Galleria Mall and shopping area. Downtown Nashville is just a short drive up I-40. Click here for a list of area attractions.
Purpose: To provide an environment that fosters the art and craft of woodturning. Our members share techniques on turning wood, finishing wood, safe woodworking practices, proper tool and equipment use. We strive to increase awareness and appreciation of design for wood turned objects having functional or artistic objectives.
Who We Are: The Tennessee Association of Woodturners is a local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. Member's skill levels range from novice to skilled professional. Some make all or part of their living from the craft. Interests cover the entire range of woodturning. The TAW places a strong emphasis on both personal and environmental safety. Visit the TAW website -www.tnwoodturners.org
Vendor Information - click on logo for website
Featured Demonstrators - click on name for bio
The Tennessee Association of Woodturners invite you to their 28th Annual Woodturning Symposium scheduled for January 29-30, 2016 at the Marriott Hotel in Franklin, TN. Featured demonstrators include Clay Foster, Rudy Lopez, Glenn Lucas and Bob Rosand.
Early registration is now open. Register by December 31, 2015 and save money! To view all registration fees click on the red Symposium Fees button below.
To register and pay online with a credit card through the TAW secure paypal payment systems click on the red Register Now! button below.
To register and pay with a check please click here.
Demonstration Descriptions - a detailed description of each of the demonstrations can be found by clicking here. Demonstration Descriptions are subject to change.
Instant Gallery - We invite every Symposium participant to display up to four pieces of their work for all others to enjoy during the Symposium. Always a favorite, the instant gallery will be on display throughout the symposium. This large exhibit of wood turned art provides a unique opportunity for collectors to become acquainted with both new and well-known artists. For "Turners", the gallery is a great way to see what others have been up to.
People's Choice Award - Each year participants may enter up to one piece, which is entirely their own work, into the People's Choice Award. Vendors and demonstrators are not eligible for the People's Choice Award. No collaborative efforts please. All participants at the Symposium will be asked to vote and select the best piece for an award. People's Choice winner will receive $100.00, free registration and one days lodging at the Marriott Hotel for the TAW 2017 Woodturning Symposium and a commemorative plaque. Second and Third place winners will receive a plaque.
Banquet - Prior to our auction on Saturday evening there will be a banquet at the Marriott Hotel, which is included in the price of the registration. Door prizes will be given away.
Auction - With our long-time friend and Auctioneer, Jay Erlbacher, you are assured an enjoyable, laugh-filled, evening. The auction will include donations of turned pieces, tools, supplies and wood donated by our attendees, our Vendors and TAW members. All proceeds from the auction support continuing education in woodturning through the TAW scholarship program and the TAW outreach program. Each attendee coming to the symposium is encouraged to donate a turned piece (or anything you choose) to the auction to support our scholarship fund.