Who is OTI?
The Ornamental Turners International club is a chapter of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW). We are a group of around 200 members from all around the US and Overseas. Our members are of all ages and come from all walks of life. They all share a passion for Ornamental Turning!
WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU JOIN OUR CLUB!
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Ornamental Turners International's purpose is to foster a wider understanding and appreciation of ornamental turning as a traditional and contemporary craft and form of art among the general public, hobbyist turners, part-time turners, and professional turners. This is accomplished by providing education, information, organization, technical assistance, and publications related to ornamental turning.
Ornamental Turning History
The OTI meets once every two years at our bi-annual Symposium. However as most of us have a strong passion for OT and would like to meet and work with others that share that same passion, local sub groups of the OTI have been formed. As a member of the OTI, you can join one of these groups.
We also encourage you to create a local group in your area if one does not exist!
Northwest Ornamental Turners (N.O.T.)
Guild of Ornamental Turners (G.O.T.)
Midwest Ornamental Turners (M.O.T.)
New England Ornamental Turners (N.E.O.T.)
FAQ - Contact
Frequently Asked Questions
Answer: No, many of the members join because they have an interest. They want to learn more about craft or it's equipment. They may or may not later decide to buy or make some form of Ornamental machine.
Answer: No, but the symposium is a direct immersion way to learn a lot about the craft. In addition, it's a great way to meet other members who are into OT. You'll get to meet in person many of the people that you've met on our forum and in emails.
Answer: Look over the online Forum or Ask one of our Officers.
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Do I have to own an Ornamental Lathe to join the club?
Do I have to go to the bi-annual symposium to be a member?
OTI Website History and Thank You
2016 OTI Symposium News
Fourteenth - Ornamental Turners International Symposium
September 22, 23, 24 & 25 - 2016
Call for Participants: As we begin the lead up to the 2016 Symposium we are encouraging all members to become involved in the planning and execution of the Symposium. The Symposiums help promote and develop Ornamental Turning, having effects that reach far beyond the days of the event. Your feedback is important for the overall development of Ornamental Turning. Thank you.
2015 AAW Symposium
The AAW's 29th Annual International Symposium this past June was a successful outing for the OTI. With a dedicated room sponsored by Gorst Duplesis, the OTI was able to have informative seminars in virtually every session of the conference. Look for reports on the Conference in our newsletter.
THANK YOU, to the numerous demonstrators, volunteers, sponsors and attendees that helped make this conference a success.
2016 AAW Symposium
AAW's 30th Annual International Symposium will be in Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday, June 9 through Sunday, June 12, 2016 at the Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart. The connected Atlanta Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel will serve as the AAW host hotel.
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