Turning Archive 2005
>The SWAT 2005 Symposium Is Next Weekend
The Southwest Association of Turners (SWAT) 2005 Symposium (formerly "Texas Turn or Two") will be at the Wichita Falls, TX Multi-Purpose Events Center from Sept. 30 through October 2. Based on the last couple year's experience, we expect 400-500 people. There will be 4 professionals (Bonnie Klein, Alan Lacer, Mark Sfirri and Malcolm Tibbetts) plus 19 regional turning experts and a dedicated pen turning track. There's time for you to see up to 11 different demonstrations, visit a large vendor area, view the 500+ piece Instant Gallery and the Spouse's Instant Gallery and enjoy the 3 included lunches, all this packed with Southwestern hospitality. All this for the bargain registration fee of only $85! Compare that to the price of other turning symposia and we're helping you pay for a lot of gas money!!
Everything above is included in the registration fee. Plus, there's a Saturday night banquet that features a 2-for1 raffle. Our raffle (not an auction) gives you the chance to win donated pieces from our professionals as well as from 30+ of the best turners from the Southwest. And if that weren't enough, those same raffle tickets will still be good at lunch on Sunday for a large selection of "stuff", including some pretty high end merchandise including a Powermatic 3520a lathe. Also available is the Spouse's Program which features a ceramics class, a dinner theater special presentation, a bus tour of old time Texas and a jewelry-making program.
You can get all the details, the registration form, see the donated pieces and more, by going to www.swaturners.com