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2018 Demonstrators

2018 Demonstrator Information is coming along, but here are some teasers. More to come soon.

Richard Findley, Eli Avisera, Stuart Mortimer, Benoit Averly, Anthony Harris, Kelly Dunn, Tom Edwards, Bob Fehlau, Doug Schneiter, Dennis Paullus, Pat & Peggy Bookey,

We will be privileged at this year’s Symposium to see another “tag-team” demonstration. In 2017, our duo demonstration was done by Stuart Batty and Mike Mahoney. The demonstration filled the main hall, was elbow room only, and was a highlight presentation of the Symposium. With Mike Mahoney and another noted turner, it will prove to be a 2018 hit also. Watch for more details to come soon!


Benoit Averly, France

Eli Avisera, Israel

Pat & Peggy Bookey; Alaska

Rex Burningham, Utah; Rex was introduced to woodturning by Dale Nish and worked as an assistant in woodtuRexrning courses while in college. Working alongside some of the world’s best-known woodturners, including Dale Nish, Rude Osolnik, Richard Raffan and Ray Key, gave Rex the chance to learn from the best.  While working for Craft Supplies USA he had the opportunity to research and develop many of the pen kits and woodturning accessories offered today.

Rex has co-produced 8 instructional woodturning DVDs and is co-author of “Turning Pen and Pencils”. He is a nationally recognized woodturner, teaching and demonstrating throughout the United States. He has given many national and several international presentations at workshops, conferences, and symposia.

Kip Christensen, Utah; Kip Christensen, PhD, is a Professor in the School of Technology at Brigham Young KipUniversity in Provo, Utah. His primary teaching areas include furniture design, wood prototyping, manufacturing, and supervising student teachers in Technology and Engineering Education. Dozens of his students have received national recognition for having furniture they designed and built accepted into juried exhibitions and published  in books featuring exceptional furniture designs. Kip is also a well-known woodturner. He has co-authored three books and co-produced eight instructional dvds about woodturning. Kip has authored several articles regarding woodworking and technology education and his work has been published in over two dozen books.  His turnings have been pictured in a variety of magazines, displayed in several galleries and international juried exhibitions and housed in numerous collections, both public and private. His work is characterized by clean lines and fine detail. Kip has a particular interest in woodturning education and is often involved in teaching turners about techniques and projects used in teaching others how to turn.

Kirk DeHeer, Utah; Kirk is Vice President of the Timpanogos Woodturners Club and sits as the Club ReprKirkesentative on the Board of Directors. He is a woodturning instructor for Craft Supplies and master at setting up the equipment for the Utah Symposium. Kirk is known for his craftsmanship and understanding of sharpening techniques. He enjoys teaching others solid foundational techniques and skills that aid in expanding the creativity and artistic abilities of his students. Kirk has assisted and taught at many local classes and club demonstrations, and has produced his first educational DVD; Sharpening Demystified.

Kelly Dunn,  Hawaii

Tom Edwards, California

Bob Fehlau, Idaho

Richard Findley, England

Anthony Harris, 

 Mike Mahoney, California; Mike Mahoney, enough said! Everybody knows Mike!

WMikeoodturnings by Mike can be found at the Smithsonian Gallery and private collections and kitchens worldwide.



Dennis Paullus, Tennessee

Doug Schneiter, Colorado

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