Professional turner Rudy Lopez from Florida will be demonstrating Square to Round Vases at our virtual meeting on October 15th. The meeting starts at 6:00 PM, and Rudy will start demonstrating between 6:15 and 6:30 PM. The Zoom login information will be emailed to members the day before the meeting.
“I have always had a love of natural objects and the environment in which those objects flourish, and with that came my love of wood. I spent much of my life on my uncle’s cattle ranch near Tampa, Florida. All the many days spent with my father and uncles working cows and being in the woods gave me a great appreciation for the out-of-doors, and all things relating to nature. To this day, my greatest pleasures come from enjoying nature with my wife hiking, hunting, fishing, mountain biking, kayaking, and just being in the woods.
“I love everything about wood, rough or smooth it possesses a warm welcome feel. Wood grows from the earth, with its endless earthy color variations, the swirling grain patterns of burls and knotty woods. It has an unlimited potential for creativity but also flaws and faults, cracks, knots, and other defects which sometimes makes it difficult to work with. This is my favorite kind of wood.
“Wood is an imperfect medium, yet I never cease to be amazed by the incredible amount of beauty to be found in it as I create a new turning.”
You can learn more about Rudy from his website: www.rudolphlopez.com