Friday, January 25, 2019 at 7:00 AM CST
Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 10:00 PM CST

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Marriott Hotel and Convention Center Franklin, TN 
700 Cool Springs Blvd
Franklin, TN 37067

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Symposium Chair 
Tennessee Association of Woodturners 

Things to Do Places to Go
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Symposium Vendors - Click on the logo for vendor website.

Accu Slice

Cutler Bay Blanks

VMWoodworking: vmwoodworking1982@yahoo.com


Women In Turning Meeting            Women in Turning (WIT) is a committee of the AAW, bringing together women worldwide who share a passion for woodturning.  WIT is dedicated to encouraging and assisting womein in their pursuit of Turning, to share ideas and processes to further member's skills and creativity and to increase participation of women in the field of woodturning.  There will be a WIT luncheon meeting in the Arabian Room on Saturday, January 26th.


Tennessee Association of Woodturners 2019 Woodturning Symposium 

Tennessee Association of Woodturners presents their 31st Annual Woodturning Symposium January 25th and 26th, 2019 at the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Franklin, TN. Featured demonstrators include Ashley Harwood, Todd Hoyer, Al Stirt and Jacques Vesery. In addition to 16 woodturning rotations each day there will be a large vendor area, a gallery of wood turned art will be on display throughout the symposium and a Saturday Night Auction and Banquet.

2019 Woodturning Demonstrators - Click on name for bio

 Featured Demonstrator - Ashley Harwood 

 Featured Demonstrator - Todd Hoyer 

        Featured Demonstrator - Al Stirt

 Featured Demonstrator - Jacques Vesery



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                        Symposium Schedule

Please click here to view the 2019 TAW Woodturning Symposium Schedule. Schedule is subject to change.

Demonstration Descriptions

Please click here to view the 2019 TAW Woodturning demonstration descriptions.

                          Instant Gallery

 Photos left to right:  John Jordan, Dennis Paullus, Pete Wiens

We invite every Symposium participant to display up to four pieces of their work for all others to enjoy during 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. 


TAW 2018 People's Choice Award - Sammy Long

People's Choice Award

Each year participants may enter 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 the award.   There will be three People's Choice categories for the 2019 TAW Woodturning Symposium:
Best in Show winner:  $250 cash award, plaque and free registration to the TAW 2020 Woodturning Symposium.
Traditional Woodturning: (all work done on the lathe with no embellishments, coloring, etc $100 cash award and plaque.
Woodturning Art (carved, painted, embellished, etc)  $100 cash and plaque.
Piece may only win in one category.



Prior to our auction on Saturday evening there will be a banquet, which is included in the price of registration.  Door prizes will be given away during the banquet.


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, demonstrator demo 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 chose) to the auction.

                     Ashley Harwood                  Todd Hoyer                        Al Stirt                           Jacques Vesery