• Jacaranda Festival – Competition Entries now open!
    The 2022 Jacaranda Festival Woodwork Display is on again. The Competition Section is open to all woodworkers. Members of other woodworking clubs are especially welcome. Categories include Furniture, Turned Articles, Small articles, Free Expression and more. The entry form can be downloaded here or at the link below.
  • Small turnings…
    At a recent session at the CVWA’s Ulmarra workshop, Roy Ellery produced this fine small box with lid during morning tea discussion. The piece is made from tiger myrtle, with a finely turned finial. The finial is so fine that the tip broke when Roy was painting it! Roy often makes his own turning tools … Continue reading “Small turnings…”
  • Maker of the Year…
    The Australian Wood Review magazine is running its Maker of the Year event, with support from Carbatec and other sponsors. The event sets out to encourage talented and innovative woodworkers from Australia, New Zealand and around the world, with a prize pool of $23,000. Neil Cryer has entered his award winning ‘Butterfly Fantasy’ – a … Continue reading “Maker of the Year…”
  • Show and Tell from the June Meeting
    The June club meeting was well attended, despite the cold but sunny weather! The highlight of the meeting was a presentation by Bob Aitken and Terry Hulm on the use of resins in their work. Unfortunately, I had to leave early, and missed a very slick and informative presentation – regretfully, we have no photos! … Continue reading “Show and Tell from the June Meeting”
  • Recent work
    As we head towards the next Jacaranda Festival Exhibition (Saturday 29 October through Sunday 6 November), our members are hard at work. The Jacaranda display and sales is the Clarence Valley Woodworkers Association’s major event of the year. All members are encouraged to participate. Members can display and sell made items or choose to just … Continue reading “Recent work”
  • Club Meeting and Demonstration – April 30-2022
    Apologies – this article was written back in April, but someone forgot to press the ‘publish’ button! The CVWA General Meeting of 30-April, 2022 was followed by a demonstration by President Roy Ellery. Roy brought in the range of tools he uses to carve and texture his turned and sculpted pieces. Roy’s demo generated a … Continue reading “Club Meeting and Demonstration – April 30-2022”
  • Alan Bishop joins the Wood Symphony orchestra.
    Congratulations to CVWA member Alan Bishop who has some of his woodwork items (photos above) in the current Wood Symphony Gallery Exhibition, ‘Turned and Sculpted Wood‘. The exhibition is made up of artworks by the most prominent masters of wood art. The Turned and Sculpted Wood yearly exhibition has become a major event in the … Continue reading “Alan Bishop joins the Wood Symphony orchestra.”
  • Clarence Valley Arts and Crafts Festival 2022
    The Lower Clarence Arts and Crafts Association held its Clarence River Arts and Crafts Festival (22/23 January) after cancellations and delays. The woodworking section was well supported with a very strong and diverse range of entries. The Clarence Valley Woodworkers dominated – both in quantity and quality of entries! The work was judged by Bim … Continue reading “Clarence Valley Arts and Crafts Festival 2022”
  • Jacaranda Display
    The Grafton Jacaranda Festival is normally held during  late October and  early November. This year the festival has been  reduced in scope and postponed until December subject to the continuing Covid 19 health restrictions. Following some discussions, there was consensus within the CVWA that we would not proceed with our (more or less) annual Jacaranda … Continue reading “Jacaranda Display”
  • Roy Ellery’s Surfboards
    Earlier this year, before lock-downs, the ‘My Clarence’ exhibition was held at the Coldstream Gallery, Ulmarra. Roy entered a beautiful surfboard depicting Iluka and surrounds. Roy’s surfboard went on to win the ‘People’s Choice’ award, and of course it sold quickly! (see a brief video of Roy presenting his surfboard here) Roy has subsequently made … Continue reading “Roy Ellery’s Surfboards”

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