Mary Lacer has been turning for 41 years. Turning classes weren’t available in the early 1980’s so she used books to learn and hone her turning skills. Shifting her interest and dedication from avocation to occupation, Mary was Administrator, Assistant and Executive Director for the national turning organization for 21 years. In that position she set up symposiums for 500 people almost single handedly which included demonstrations, a trade show and gallery exhibitions. She was awarded the Lifetime Honorary Membership in 2006 from the AAW for her many years of service. Mary has also expanded into writing, contributing to American Woodworker and teaching, co-instructing at MASW since 2004. She has enjoyed teaching couples, children and general woodturning classes.

Mary's Workshop

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