Monthly featured Artist

Eugen Schlaak

“Born and educated in Germany, Eugen Schlaak lives in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Eugen started woodturning in 1970 and was a founding member of the Golden Horseshoe Woodturning Guild.

Eugen participates in many craft and art shows in the region and has demonstrated widely. His work encompasses everything from miniatures to large bowls and hollow forms. His productivity is legend as the progress photos he posts on WoW will attest. Eugen’s many shared tutorials and pictorials add greatly to the turning knowledge of the WoW family.

Eugen’s work can be found in private collections around the world.

WoW celebrates Eugen Schlaak, WoW’s own turning machine, as Featured Artist of the Month for December 2016.”

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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