Monthly featured Artist

Jimmy Tolly

Longtime WoW member, Jimmy, has been turning since 1983. Always quick with a kind comment or observation, he is a valued voice on WoW. He is a great ambassador of the craft, making numerous Beads of Courage boxes and giving countless hours to his club and the SWAT event each year. His recent exploration of the umeke form has been well documented in his album and is worth a look.

The WoW family is fortunate to have Jimmy as an active and contributing member and is pleased to honor him as the Artist of the Month for September 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 Include your name and a brief description of your woodturning experience in the message.

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