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WOMEN IN TURNING Collaborative Exchange - Everyone can view a  3-minute video recap that shows what happens when 87 women from 7 countries, working in 27 collaborative teams, combine their woodturning & non-wood talents to create sculptures inspired by randomly-assigned 2 word phrases ... Marvelous results!

And when you're an AAW Member, you can watch the entire presentation to learn the story behind the creation of each project!

Women in Turning (WIT) is the newest committee of the AAW, bringing together women worldwide who share a passion for woodturning. WIT is dedicated to encouraging and assisting women in their pursuit of turning, to sharing ideas and processes to further members’ skills and creativity, and to increasing participation of women in the field of woodturning.

How you can help:

  • Introduce a friend or neighbor to woodturning by bringing her to a chapter meeting,  
  • Accompany her to an open shop session,  
  • Teach her in your own shop, and/or  
  • Offer to be her mentor for a year.

If there is a new member in your chapter who is not yet a member of AAW, tell her about AAW’s 60-day guest membership.

Pay it forward. Instead of telling a new member about the guest membership, buy her a membership. In return, she can pay it forward by bringing another new member into the AAW. This generous gift may be the beginning of a lifetime of enjoyment for many new woodturners.

Grants are available annually to assist women to learn and enjoy woodturning through the American Association of Woodturners:


  • WIT/Other Underrepresented Populations Events & Exhibitions Grant: The purpose of this grant is to help fund activities that to promote diversity in woodturning and in the AAW by encouraging and assisting women and other underrepresented populations in their participation in the field. Click here for details and to apply.   
  • AAW Membership Grant: The AAW's Women in Turning (WIT) Committee is “dedicated to encouraging and assisting women in their pursuit of turning, sharing ideas and processes to further member’s skills and creativity, and increasing participation of women in the field of woodturning.” Currently, women comprise less the 9% of AAW membership. To encourage women to join AAW, the WIT Committee offers a limited number of WIT sponsored half price AAW memberships to women for a one-year, full "General" AAW membership. Click here for details and to apply.

Or contact PRW Member Cheri Bauer for more information...

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