Monthly featured Artist

Kurt Hertzog

Kurt Hertzog has been a long-time member of WOW dating back nearly to its inception. A professional woodturner, Kurt enjoys the continuum of woodturning, from making his own turning tools to photographing his finished turnings. He keeps his turnings diverse, in order to explore fully the craft and the medium. As a frequent demonstrator and instructor on all facets of woodturning, he particularly enjoys teaching tool sharpening, work holding and advanced penmaking.

The WoW family is fortunate to have Kurt as an active and contributing member and is pleased to honor him as the Artist of the Month for April 2020.


The World of Woodturners site (WoW) originated in November, 2001. At its start it was the only interactive site where woodturners could post photos and descriptions of their work and engage in discussion about their art. WoW members think of themselves as a family. They are artists who have become friends and who willingly share their talents and skills. This is a place where the novice freely mixes with the seasoned professional in an atmosphere of shared respect. No one is anonymous and everyone uses their own name. From this venue has arisen some incredible art, some of which can be seen in the public gallery. Enjoy this display of fine work. Access to the site itself is at no cost, by obtaining a membership invitation from an existing WoW family member or contacting site administration at wowadmin@shaw.ca. Include your name and a brief description of your woodturning experience in the message.

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