Jim Rodgers, Director & lead instructor, has been teaching, demonstrating and writing on woodturning for 15 years. He is a nationally known expert on polychromatic assembled wood turnings and a frequent demonstrator on woodturning. at local and national symposiums.
Jan Bumer: Instructor Jan Blumer is a retired health care executive who has been a studio turner and teacher of wood turning for the past fifteen years.He is a master turner specializing in dramatic natural edge bowls, thin-walled hollow forms and sculptural pieces.
David BentleyInstructor David Bentley is an accomplished wood turner who works to teach new and existing turners’ skills that increase competency in all aspects of woodturning. He has assisted with the design and recording of more than 80 woodturning training videos. David’s has history in the construction trades, first working for his father who was a general contractor and later working for a company that made construction related materials.
Rick Nelson Instructor Rick joint the staff as a lead instructor in Woodturning 201 Basic Bowl Turning. His experience and energy is an asset to our classes and staff.
Bon Nolan: Instructor has worked with our program from its beginning as instructor, coach and teaching assistant. His studio works are featured in several local galleries; and has won national recognition.
Joel Albert: Instructor recently joined the staff as a teacher after many classes as a TA.. Joel has a broad skill range and recently focused on beautifully turned bracelets. Joel is currently Treasurer of the Bay Area Woodturners Association.
John Cobb: Instructor teaches intermediate and advanced bowls as well as advanced hollow form turning.. He is a professional woodturner showing work along the West Coast including multiple stores in the Bay Area.. John is also the President of the Bay Area Woodturners Association. www.turningdesign.com/
Steve Griswold Instructor Steve has taught and assist at the BWC for several years assisting with Green wood and hollows vessel classes. is skill and teaching will expand the quality of our woodturning classes.