Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Baxter, Tennessee
Of course women can turn. Many of my favorite turners are women. One of them is coming up here to teach next week. Pat Matranga has been a friend for many years. She'll be teaching at the craft center where I do my workshops. I will definitely go visit her.
Betty Scarpino is the editor of American Woodturner and is a fabulous turner. She is actually one of the first professional turners I ever met, many many, well too many year ago.
Marilyn Campbell of canada is really one of my favorites. I love what she does. I was fortunate enough to share demo rooms with her about 6 or 7 years ago.
I've taught quite a few women in my classes and they are quite often the best students. They usually listen to what you say and actually try it. Older men will go back to doing it their way right or wrong.
Good job on the lamps. If you want to make more look up lamps online or go to the lamp store and take notes of what shapes you like and how the shapes work together. That's the fastest way I know to learn how to design a lamp.
Here is my latest lamp. I call it the Cardiac lamp. The electronic Defibrilator actually turns on the lamp when you touch the button.