Southern Piedmont Woodturners (SPW) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, educational Chapter of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW).

We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (except December) - from 6:30pm to 9:00pm - at the ClearWater Artist Studios & Gallery [223 Crowell Dr. NW] Concord North Carolina.

We host a woodturning demonstration each month (except July). We welcome guests with the hope they will want to become a member.



Here is a list of upcoming events and additional information so please mark your calendars and stay tuned for additional communications.  Please put these dates on your calendar.


Upcoming 2017 Events - click on the DATE for these events to obtain additional information.




  • April 18:   Rick Erkes will be sharing what he has learned in almost 20 years of turning.



  • May 6th – 7th:Weekend Workshop with Dennis Fuge
  • May 13:Open Studio: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Take this opportunity to come out to the studio to mentor or learn from others.  The other Clearwater Artist Studios will be opened so the public will be coming in during the day.  This is a great opportunity to speak with visitors, talk about what we do and invite them to come out to a meeting.
  • May 16:Regular Meeting: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm with Beth Woody as our guest turner. Beth will be sharing the art of marquetry with us and how it can be incorporated in our wood turnings




  • Business meeting to elect officers

Past News Letters:

Congratulations Jack  for your AAW STALWART recognition award !!!





The Southern Piedmont Woodturners, Inc. is supported in part by a grant from

the Grassroots Arts Program of the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency, and the

Cabarrus Arts Council.