About Totally Turning

The Adirondack Woodturners Association

Totally Turning 2023

Save the date:
Saturday & Sunday
March 25 & 26, 2023

Saratoga Springs City Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

View the bios of last year’s demonstrators.

About Totally Turning

The AWA (Adirondack Woodturners Association) is a Special Interest Group (Woodturning) of the Northeastern Woodworkers Association (NWA). Our Symposium is a weekend of in-person Professionally led woodturning demonstrations. Each presenter brings their own unique style and skills to the world of woodturning. Our Professional Turners are internationally known demonstrators. Enjoy a packed weekend of excellent instruction, camaraderie with other turners and woodworkers, vendor booths, our Turner’s Gallery, and much more.

Paid registration for the Totally Turning Symposium gives you full access to all the in-person professional woodturning presentations. There are five venues presenting over four rotations per day. Please see our schedule here.

New this Year: Online demonstrators. Cindy Drozda and Glenn Lukas will be demonstrating remotely from their home shops in our Virtual Room. You will be able to interact with Cindy and Glenn throughout their presentations, which are strictly for our attendees. 

Every Totally Turning registrant will have full access to BOTH the Totally Turning Professional Demonstrations and all of SHOWCASE. The Adirondack Woodturners Association will present Totally Turning in the same location as Showcase. Instant Gallery pieces displayed by Totally Turning registrants will be viewed by about 4,000 visitors. Please bring your turning art to be shown in our gallery. Click here for Instant Gallery details. Note: there are two gallery’s, one for Totally Turning (Turning artwork) and one for Showcase (all other woodworking art).

The NWA has presented a woodworking show titled SHOWCASE in Saratoga Springs, New York for the past 28 years. SHOWCASE draws about 4,000 woodworking attendees. It provides an Instant Gallery of roughly 500 pieces of fine woodworking including woodturning, presents continuous classes on woodworking, offers about 70 woodworking vendors (including many related to woodturning), and displays continuous demonstrations of woodturning, woodcarving, scrollsawing and lumbering. Door prizes, raffles, and many give-aways make it an exciting two days of woodworking.

With Totally Turning in the Saratoga Springs City Center, the event has a bigger Instant Gallery, a much larger vendors area, a host hotel attached to the site and many convenient places to eat. Springtime in Saratoga Springs is wonderful. Totally Turning and Showcase will be held concurrently at the Saratoga Springs City Center and the adjoining Saratoga Hilton Hotel.