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Bradley McCalister brings a comfortable style of education to The Woodworking Shows in the seminars that he has developed teaching and demonstrating as a professional woodturner.  He began turning into a new creative outlet for himself in 2007, after watching his father working on a lathe.  Bradley was soon exhibiting and selling his work in galleries, art shows, outdoor markets, and private collections.

Honoring woodturning as both ancient art and modern expression, he passionately believes in teaching others his craft.  Bradley works with woodturning clubs as a mentor and hands-on teacher across the country and is a product demonstrator for manufacturers of woodturning tools and equipment.  A natural demonstrator, Bradley’s 90 minute seminars approached 150 in the 2017 season.

Bradley will be offering a broad selection of seminars with several new and updated programs for the beginning, intermediate and advanced woodturner in 2018. Two special pre-show seminars will be available on Friday and Saturday mornings.

Friday’s 2-hour pre-show seminar, “Advancing the Study and Art of Woodturning,” is for all who desire to move forward with a fresh and positive approach to their turning skills.  (fee and registration required).

Saturday’s free pre-show seminar (registration required)  is an extension of Bradley's passion for providing and growing educational opportunities in the woodturning community.  This informative seminar “Growth of The Woodturning Community” will enlighten all levels of woodturners with exciting and interesting ideas.Attendees at this seminar will also learn about the many benefits of joining and participating in online educational opportunities, their local woodturning club, and online groups.

Please see Bradley’s schedule for more details on all his seminars.  All seminars include multiple cameras and monitors, allowing for the best view at any stage of the process.

Bradley has a true love for the craft of woodturning, and will always make time for just one more question.  When he isn’t traveling and teaching, Bradley will be found turning and filming educational courses for The Studios of Bradley R.M., his on-line woodturning educational community. To learn more visit