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“SAWS 2023
40 Years of Fine Woodworking 1983 – 2023
Welcome to a remarkable journey through four decades of woodworking excellence. This year’s exhibition marks a milestone of 40 years, dedicated to uniting individuals who share an unwavering passion for the art of woodworking. As you peruse the exquisite pieces on display, you’ll witness the culmination of years of dedication, creativity, and mastery.

Since its inception, this community has grown into a vibrant tapestry of woodworkers, encompassing both seasoned artisans and aspiring talents. The shared devotion to crafting beauty from timber has not only produced stunning works but has also cultivated a space for collaboration and knowledge exchange. Each piece presented here tells a story of hands meticulously shaping wood, of countless hours spent refining techniques, and of the deep-rooted joy that comes from transforming a raw material into a work of art.

This exhibition serves as a testament to the enduring bonds formed over shared experiences. From the graceful curves of turned bowls to the intricate details of fine furniture, these creations encapsulate the heart and soul of woodworking. As you explore the craftsmanship on display, we invite you to immerse yourself in the legacy of passion that these artisans have cultivated over the years. Join us in celebrating the remarkable journey of 40 years, where wood has been more than just a medium—it’s been a canvas for dreams, a vessel for expression, and a bridge that has connected kindred spirits in the name of artistry.” (SAWS 2023)


Best Turning Category

Artist: Dale Lowe – Regina Saskatchewan

Artists Statement: The inspiration for this vessel came from seeing pieces made by Alain Mailland and to investigate the technique of turning a blind hollow form and then turning and carving the exterior to finish the vessel. The piece includes the natural edges of the burl as the outer edges of the branches and includes a natural bark inclusion which subtly separates one of the branches.

Size: 11in x 11in x 8in

Materials: Manitoba Maple Burl, Clear Acrylic

Best Finnish

Artist: Dale Lowe – Regina Saskatchewan

Artists Statement: I have had some large slabs of curly maple for many years, and after looking atthem for so long I couldn’t resist turning this highly figured platter.

Size: 20in x 20in x


Materials: Maple








Ribbons of Copper

Artist: Dale Lowe – Regina Saskatchewan

Artists Statement: The inspiration for this vessel came after seeing a carved back on an antique chair. The pattern morphed into a ribbon pattern as I began to draw on the round vessel. The original intent was always to carve the pattern in relief and then to texture the surface and to use pyrography to highlight the background.

Size: 9in x 9in x 10in

Materials: Birch, Acrylic Paint