Who is OTI?
The Ornamental Turners International club is a chapter of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW). We are a group of around 200 members from all around the US and Overseas. Our members are of all ages and come from all walks of life. They all share a passion for Ornamental Turning!
WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU JOIN OUR CLUB!
CLICK HERE FOR MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
Ornamental Turners International's purpose is to foster a wider understanding and appreciation of ornamental turning as a traditional and contemporary craft and form of art among the general public, hobbyist turners, part-time turners, and professional turners. This is accomplished by providing education, information, organization, technical assistance, and publications related to ornamental turning.
Ornamental Turning History
The OTI meets once every two years at our bi-annual Symposium. However as most of us have a strong passion for OT and would like to meet and work with others that share that same passion, local sub groups of the OTI have been formed. As a member of the OTI, you can join one of these groups.
We also encourage you to create a local group in your area if one does not exist!
Northwest Ornamental Turners (N.O.T.)
Region: Oregon Area
Contact person: Jon Magill
Phone: (360) 579-4101
Email: Jon Magill
Guild of Ornamental Turners (G.O.T.)
Region: Central California
Contact Person: Jon Sauer
Phone: (650) 355-4437
Email: Jon Sauer
Midwest Ornamental Turners (M.O.T.)
Region: St. Louis Area
Contact Person: Steve White
Phone: (636) 532-6096
Email: Steve White
New England Ornamental Turners (N.E.O.T.)
Contact Person: David Lindow
Phone: (570) 937-3301
Email: David Lindow
FAQ - Contact
Frequently Asked Questions
Answer: No, many of the members join because they have an interest. They want to learn more about craft or it's equipment. They may or may not later decide to buy or make some form of Ornamental machine.
Answer: No, but the symposium is a direct immersion way to learn a lot about the craft. In addition, it's a great way to meet other members who are into OT. You'll get to meet in person many of the people that you've met on our forum and in emails.
Answer: Look over the online Forum or Ask one of our Officers.
- Click Here for the OTI Website History
Do I have to own an Ornamental Lathe to join the club?
Do I have to go to the bi-annual symposium to be a member?
OTI Website History and Thank You
President - Rich Colvin
Vice President - Tres Lennep
Secretary/Treasurer - Roy Lindley
Newsletter Editor - Frank Dorion
Website Administrator - Jeff Edwards
Forum Moderator - Rich Colvin
Facebook Page Moderator - Wesley Pilley
2024 OTI Symposium News
The next OTI Symposium will be in 2024. Details will be posted on our new web site.
2023 AAW Symposium
Date: June 1-4, 2020
Location: Kentucky Exposition Center
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