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2023/11/09 - Guild Meeting - Small Projects - Member Presentations

Published on 10/24/2023

Small Projects - Member Presentations

Please note that this Guild meeting and demonstration will be presented in Hybrid form. Members may choose to attend live at the NC State Craft Center or attend via Zoom.
  • Thursday November 9th
  • NC State meeting room and Zoom call opens a 6:15 for socializing
  • Meeting begins at 6:45 PM
  • Demonstrations begins at 7 PM

We invite you to join us for our annual Small Projects Demonstration Meeting.

We are very excited to have two of our own members perform these demonstrations and share their talents, processes and techniques. These small projects are easy to make and are great for Holiday gifts!

Ron Patterson will be demonstrating a Mixed Media Honey Pot. 

Ron will demonstrate the process he uses to combine wood turned components with commercially available glass yogurt jars to create functional Honey Pots with an integrated dipper. 

These Honey Pots have proven to be a small project with a lot of appeal to extended friends and family as well as a great seller at craft markets. 

Ron will walk through his process (and some alternative steps ) used to create these Honey Pots.  He will also show / talk about a lot of potential variations in form and embellishments that a turner could use in creating their own designs. 


Steve Criscenzo will demonstrate the turning process for creating Ikebana flower holders.

Using a purchased insert, these flower holders are easy to make and are consistent sellers at craft markets.  They are also easily customized to allow the turner to add their individual artistic flair.

Ikebana is a Japanese method of flower arranging.  In its purest form, Ikebana is not simply about arranging flowers, but creating a harmonious relationship between the natural materials used in the arrangement and the space around them.

A carefully turned wooden base is the natural material to enhance this harmony.

Ron Patterson:

Ron has been turning for about 5 years. 
Most recently, Ron has expanded his turning interest and experience towards teaching and doing demonstrations.

Steve Criscenzo: 

Steve is the past president of WGNC with over 20 years of turning experience. In addition, he has made numerous presentations to  WGNC and other regional clubs.

The Zoom logon information will be sent to each member with the meeting notice.