Greetings from the Pikes Peak Woodturners (PPWT) club, serving the Colorado Springs, El Paso County area. Our club has been affiliated of the American Association of Woodturners since 1988, and we are one of the oldest organizations dedicated to woodturning.

December 2-3-4th; December 17th

Instead of our regular meeting on December 2nd, PPW members will be participating in two fundraisers for the club over the weekend. There will also be a demonstration for the public at the FAC on December 17th.

The first fundraiser is our role as a designer of one of the birch trees for the FAC Winter Lights Festival. The Fine Arts Center is paying the club $300 to decorate the tree. We will cover the tree with miniature birdhouse Christmas ornaments. These ornaments are on loan from our members until January 10th, when they will be returned. If you would like to loan your birdhouses to the club, please call Kay right away.

We will need an inventory list of you items, plus a photo of all of them together, so that we can return them to the rightful owner in January.

We meet the first Friday of every month, at the Bemis School of Art — upstairs classroom, 818 Pelham Place, Colorado Springs

Our meetings run from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm, and include a demonstration, instant gallery and raffle. Please check the Demo schedule on this website, or the current newsletter, for specific meeting details.

Our mission of the PPWT is to further the art and craft of woodturning in all its forms though education, community outreach and a shared sense of the beauty of woodturning. Our turners encourage the development of skills and techniques that help interested artists achieve their potential.

Please come check us out, visitors and novices are always welcome.

So a quick reminder for the January meeting’s President’s challenge. You got an extra month. The challenge was to turn something with a lid. You could follow Lois Pfost design or create your own. Lots of videos out there as well.

Mapquest              Map

Bemis School of Art map

Bemis School of Art map

Parking areas highlighted in yellow on the map. Please don’t park in the area shown in red. You can also park on Cache La Poudre.

Bemis parking


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