The Woodturners Gallery
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Mike Jackofsky specializes in hollow forms, most of which are natural edge pieces made from unique burls, but he also turns bowls, including thin natural edge open bowls, off-balance asymmetrical pieces, hollow forms with “wings,” and sculptural forms. Mike has been a presenter at the Utah Woodturning Symposium at BYU, the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) Symposium in Portland and the SWAT Symposium in Waco, Texas. In 2012, he will be a “featured demonstrator” at the AAW Symposium in San Jose, CA. He has also participated a number of times in the Emma Lake Collaboration in Canada, and has had his work selected for the AAW exhibitions "Put a Lid On It" in 2003, "Spirit of the Southwest" in 2009, "Maple Medley" in 2010, and "Roots" in 2011. Mike’s work is on display in the permanent collections of the Sam Maloof Historical Residence Museum in Alta Loma, CA, the Mingei International Museum in San Diego, CA, and he has donated a “signature piece” for the permanent collection of the AAW in Minneapolis. Mike received “Best of Show” at the AAW sponsored “California Contours” exhibition and he has won numerous awards at the San Diego “Design in Wood” exhibition, including more than 10 first place awards. Mike's work was voted “Best Organic Medium” at the 2000 “Art-A-Fair” exhibit in Laguna Beach, CA. He is a member of the AAW, San Diego Woodturners, and The Furniture Society.
Mike conducts workshops and demonstrations at many woodworking clubs and trade shows, including his “signature” 5 day classes at Craft Supplies USA School of Woodturning in Provo, Utah. In 2008, he was the subject of a feature article in the January issue of Woodturning magazine, and in April of 2012, he was the author of a feature article in the AAW Journal titled: “Working With Burl-Making Natural Edge Hollow Vessels.” In 2011 Mike released his first tutorial DVD, a two disc set titled, Woodturning with Mike Jackofsky: Making a Hollow Vessel.
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