Monthly featured Artist

Brendan Stemp

“Australian Brendan Stemp taught art, graphics and woodworking for twenty years before taking the plunge to become a self-employed woodworker.

Initially his woodworking business was making tables, cabinets, bookshelves and even small bridges for landscaping applications. But woodturning became his passion after receiving instruction from both Richard Raffan and Vic Wood.

Since 2004 when Brendan devoted his efforts to being a full time woodturner his background in art has served him well as his wood turned art and multi-axis creations have been honored by galleries, collectors and magazines around the world. He shares his work and methods on YouTube and Facebook and his art frequently graces the WoW website.

WoW is pleased to celebrate Brendan Stemp as Featured Artist of the Month for May 2018.”


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.

The site is owned and maintained by the World of Woodturners, Inc., a non-profit organization.

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