Welcome to the 2018 Florida Woodturning Symposium.
February 9th – 11th, 2018 
Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center
 

Thank you, everyone, that helped to make our 2017 Symposium a big success.

Come see us next year. The Symposium will be February 9th -11th, 2018 and will have the following demonstrators:

National Demonstrators

  • Miriam Carpenter
  • Mark Sfirri
  • Michael Hosaluk
  • Tim Yoder

Regional Demonstrators

  • Don Watson
  • Jack Roberts
  • Keith Larrett
  • Lee Sky

Workshops

We’re  still working on selecting the best workshops

Many of our regular vendors will also be back, since we were able to schedule our 2018 Symposium without any conflicts.

Due to popular demand, we are planning to repeat the Shopping Spree on Friday night. If you attend the Friday evening program, you will get a door prize ticket as you enter McGuire auditorium. At the end of the evening, we will draw 8 tickets and the winners will receive a $250 Shopping Spree with the vendors at the Symposium.

The  Viable Lumber Best in Show prize for Instant Gallery entries was also very popular, so Pete Richardson has agreed to sponsor the award again.

We will also be adding a regular Women in Turning meeting to the schedule at Saturday lunch and as well as our President’s Meeting, which takes place on Friday night after the Critique.

The Florida Woodturning Symposium is the largest woodturning event in Florida and is held each year at the Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center. A self-contained, wooded campus where you are immersed in nothing but woodturning for 2 1/2 days. This is one of the best ways to take the next step in your woodturning.

The Florida Woodturning Symposium began in December 2001 through the efforts of three Florida Chapters of the American Association of Woodturners.  Seven AAW Chapters now put on the symposium and attendance has grown each year thanks to the high quality of our demonstrators and our Hands-on-Workshops.

A large trade show offers the woodturning “goodies” you’ve been looking for, both new woodturning tools and a great selection of wood for the woodturner. In addition, the FWS features a great auction and raffle and the chance to win an Education Grant to one of the great national Craft Schools or a one-on-one workshop with a talented Florida woodturning teacher.

The FWS’s mission is to promote the art of woodturning through the annual symposium and other events.