I am doing both in-person talks and demos, and remote talks and demos. Plan accordingly: I book 2-3 years out for in-person, and can usually do remote within a month or two of the request.
Please note whether you want a talk or a demo, and whether it will be in person or remote. Please also include whether it will be for a standard club meeting (1.5-2 hours) or a longer day or weekend workshop.
I can bring fungi and pigments with me. I cannot bring wood or solvents. Those will need to be provided by the club.
For in-person demos and talks, I ask that expenses related to travel be paid (airfare/food/lodging). I am happy to stay in someone’s home but note I am horrifically allergic to animal hair.
Costs breakdowns are as follows:
Remote talk: $250
Remote demo (1.5-2hrs): $500
In-person talk or demo (1.5-2hrs): $500 plus travel costs
In-person workshop: variable, please email
Symposiums (weekend or multi-day events): $1500
Stuff to Know
Working with spalted wood is a completely different ball game than working with sound wood. It requires different machining techniques and a whole lot of patience and anatomical understanding. Especially in the field of woodturning, I do not woodturn like you might expect. I have been working almost exclusively with spalted wood for twenty-five years. During that time I have developed skills and tool grinds that work best for me and the type of wood I use. If you are considering having me for a turning demo, please be prepared to come with an open mind to alternative turning techniques.
For questions and / or to check on presentation availability, please e-mail me here.