Woodturning Demonstration

To promote and popularize woodturning craft and arts, 14 woodturning artists from 7 countries were invited to the Woodturning Demonstration program of 2019 World Wood Day. Woodturners from Austria, France, Kuwait, Puerto Rico and USA presented their extraordinary skills and unique techniques by using modern electric lathes. Their exquisite woodturning works attracted many audiences to stop to appreciate. In addition to modern lathes, traditional wooden lathes and skills from Austria, Morocco and the United Kingdom have also been demonstrated. The simple and practical form together with original human-powered way of traditional wooden lathes reveals the great intelligence of ancient people. There are also mini-lathes for children to experience the fun of woodturning under the guidance of professional teachers from the Cool Tool. Through this hands-on approach, children had a closer and deeper understanding of wood and woodturning. 

The woodturners also helped to turn the tower-shaped wood components for Wood Totems exhibiting. The totems are combinations of woodcarving panel that gathering from individual woodcarvers of all over the world. The woodturning components connected and decorated all these beautiful totems and made them the brand new art pieces.

 

Program Info

  Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday
March 18th
Arrive in Graz, AUSTRIA
Tuesday
March 19th

Museum Tour & Registration
9 am – 12 pm
 
Set-up
1:30 pm – 6 pm
 
Wednesday
March 20th
DAY 1
Workday (9 am – 6 pm)
 
Thursday
March 21st

World Wood Day &
Tree-Planting Ceremony

11 am – 12 pm
 
DAY 2
Workday (2 pm – 6 pm)

Reception Dinner
6 pm - 8 pm
 
Friday
March 22nd
DAY 3
Workday (9 am – 6 pm)
 
Saturday
March 23rd
DAY 4
Workday (9 am – 6 pm)
 
Sunday
March 24th
 


Exhibition

Concert

Closing Ceremony

 
Monday
March 25th
 
Depart from Graz, AUSTRIA

 

Woodturners Countries & Regions
Aljeri Abdulali S M Kuwait
Bursch Gustav Austria
Cebollero Bertran Natalia Puerto Rico
Chen Andrew USA
El Farissi Hassan Morocco
Heindl Manfred Austria
Holzer Christian Austria
Kiss Ingrid Austria
Klammler Peter Austria
Koch Johann Austria
Naigeon Joss France
Schrenk Josef Austria
Su Jinyong China
Vesery Jacques USA
Wood Robin United Kingdom
Zenreich Alan USA
 

Emergency Contact Number/Person

If you have any emergent inquiry anytime, please feel free to call on the number provided below.

Michael Grabner: +43 (0) 6648453936
Charlotte Lee: +43 (0) 66499157978
Mona Wu: +43 (0) 66499157977

 

Weather:

The weather is averagely 7-10 degrees Celsius during the daytime, and it could be colder in the mornings and at nights. We have prepared windbreaker jackets for participants. But still please pack and dress warm clothes because the event will take place at a higher altitude. Graz’s weather forecast in the month of March is around 10°C.
 

No plastic policy:

Please do not leave any plastic items or bags at the worksite. Please take it with you when you leave the worksite every day.
 

Woodturning Worksite regulation:

- Smoking is strictly prohibited.
- You are not allowed to put nails or screws into the wooden walls.
- You are not allowed to write or paint on the walls.
- You are situated within a museum where the oldest building is from 1452. Please do take care of the buildings, furniture, machinery, etc. Any damage is not allowed to all buildings.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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