Monthly featured Artist

Dick Gerard


Dick Gerard, from Indianapolis, Indiana is a founding member of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) where he has served on the board and was treasurer. Woodturning led him to travel extensively in support of the craft and he traveled all over the U.S., Australia, Mexico and Bahamas to further his interest in turning.

Dick studied woodturning with the “Who’s who?” of wood turning; including Ellsworth, Osolnik, O’Donnell, Hosaluk, Key, Jordan, Clay Foster et al. His efforts to learn have led him to pursue sculpture as an avenue for his turning expression.

Dick received the 2004 American Association of Woodturners Lifetime Membership Award for his contributions to the field, and WoW is proud to celebrate Dick Gerard as Featured Artist of the Month for July 2017.



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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