October 16, 2013

Early Christmas Celebration: Tour of Anatoly Tsiris Woodturning Shop.Saturday October 26

Anatoly's shop tour on October 26, we are expected at 2 p.m. Let's carpool and arrive there just before 2 p.m.

We are all invited for a tour of the Shop of a woodturner that does some amazing work. Anatoly Tsiris  makes very creative and LARGE vases using a specially built custom lathe. This is a special and unique event that will entertain and amaze you.

Bring your spouse, and any significant other you can find and come with the Waxhaw Woodturning Club to experience this event. Anatoly will give us a real treat in examining how to, and why he turns large wet tree trunks into works of art. 

Edna liked them!
Anatoly showed these vases at the last NC Woodturning Symposium.

Anatoly Tsiris was born into a family of schoolteachers in the small Ukranian town called Kmelnitsky. Carrying on the family tradition, he graduated from college with a teaching degree in math and science. However, deciding he was more of a craftsman than a scholar, he took a job at Machine Building Factory in Jugansk, Ukraine where he worked on a variety of metal-cutting machinery. Over thirty of his improvements and additions for the work process were registered and used in production.

In just a few years, Anatoly became a recognizable figure in Charlotte’s artistic crowd. A McColl Center of Art former affiliate artist, Anatoly is still closely involved with the Center. In 2007 he received the Creative Loafing Critics Pick Best Local Artist Award. He is an active member of the Charlotte Woodturner’s Organization. His works are shown in galleries of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia and purchased by many corporate and private collectors. His pieces are in collections of NC museums including Charlotte’s Mint and The Gregg Museum of Art and Design in Raleigh.

  This outing is designed with our spouses in mind, followed by a nice evening meal at a restaurant on the way home. Come and Celebrate with us for a good year of woodturning.


  By the way, if you haven't signed up for the NC Woodturning Symposium yet, there is still time to do so. The dates are November 1-3 in Greensboro NC. Check here for sign up:  NCWS Homepage
This is a three-day event packed with all kinds of demos and nationally recognized turners along with regional ones.

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