Shows & Events

See Barry Gross in Person!
Barry Gross, THE Penturning Teacher, teaches classes, seminars & workshops throughout the US. He also attends high end art & craft shows.Barry Turning
NJ Woodturners – 8/27/18, located at Essex County Environmental Center.  I will be demonstrating how to stabilize your wood for turning, casting techniques and if time permits applying a CA glue finish.  meeting starts at 7:00 PM.
Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst – September 14, 15 & 16 – see all the new pen designs as well as 300 other artists at the Neo-Gothic Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown, NY.
Paradise City Arts – Northampton, MA @ 3-County Fairgrounds
May 23 @ 10:00 am – May 25 @ 6:00 pm

Screen Shot 2015-05-21 at 8.24.36 PMSpend Memorial Day Weekend at Northampton’s award-winning Paradise City Arts Festival. This is truly one of the most spectacular fairs of fine craft, painting and sculpture in the whole country, lauded for its fresh, innovative approach.

Fine Writing Instruments at Marc Adams School of Woodworking @ Marc Adams School of Woodworking
Jun 15 – Jun 19 all-day
Fine Writing Instruments at Marc Adams School of Woodworking @ Marc Adams School of Woodworking | Franklin | Indiana | United States

Even if you have never made a pen before, Barry will make you feel at home in this course! Students from basic to advanced are welcome to learn an assortment of techniques to take their pen making to the next level. Thinking creatively, the key to enhance your pen making abilities, will be discussed throughout the course. Students will work with a variety of materials including, but not limited to, exotic wood, stabilized wood, biologicals and acrylics. Students will learn how to cast their own clear acrylic pen blanks (without a pressure pot!) which will open their mind to a wide range of creative ideas. Segmented pens, closed end pens and laser-cut kits will be made. Many different finishing techniques will be stressed throughout the course including a very easy Super Glue finish. By the end of the week, each student will have made a minimum of eight different pens with emphasis on quality of fit and finish. After finishing the pen masterpieces, Barry will discuss the best way to market one-of-a-kind works of art!

Key Points:

  • Achieve a perfect finish on pens
  • Work with stabilized and non-stabilized material
  • Learn how to cast your own clear acrylic pen blanks
  • Learn the best way to work with acrylics and other materials
  • Gain a working knowledge of segmented pens
  • Adjust a fountain pen nib with proper alignment of tines
Turned Bracelets: Combining Wood and Metals with Barry Gross @ Marc Adams School of Woodworking
Jun 20 – Jun 21 all-day
Copper Bangle Bracelet with turquoise

Copper Bangle Bracelet with turquoise

Turning bangle bracelets are fun and easy! Barry will show you everything you need to know and then some on making unique and stunning bangle bracelets; from the raw wood to a finished product in just a short weekend. Material selection will be discussed; do you use acrylics, wood or a combination of wood and acrylic? All these materials will be thoroughly reviewed. How to stabilize your own bangle bracelet blanks will be demonstrated and the students will have a solid understanding on how to make their own blanks from material of their choosing by stabilizing the blanks themselves!

Stainless steel bangle bracelet kit

Stainless steel bangle bracelet kit

Using a four jawed chuck and turning the blank is easy and fun (that is actually the shortest part of making a bangle bracelet).

By the end of the weekend, each student will have made a minimum of two different bangle bracelets with emphasis on quality of fit and finish.

Key Points:

  • Learn how to stabilize your own bangle bracelet blanks
  • Achieve a perfect CA glue finish on the bangle bracelet
  • Learn the best way to finish acrylics
  • Learn how to use a four jawed chuck

This weekend class is being held at Marc Adams School of Woodworking near Indianapolis, IN


Barry teaches 3 classes at AAW In Pittsburgh, PA @ David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – Jun 27 @ 6:30 pm

AAW-bannerBarry Gross will teach 3 classes for youth, ages 10-18, at the AAW show. Two classes will be on penmaking, and the 3rd class will make a kaleidoscope.  Lenora will also be attending, and manning (or wo-manning) the Arizona Silhouette booth, and showing the new Colt Mini Lathe.

American Association of Woodturners (AAW) is holding their 2015 Symposium In Pittsburgh on June 25 – 28, 2015

Woodturning Trade Show

Open to the public, free admission

Observe ongoing woodturning demonstrations. Survey state-of-the-art woodturning products, supplies, and more up close and in action.

  • Friday, June 26 – 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 27 – 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Barry’s at Berkshires Arts Festival – July 3, 4 & 5, 2015 @ Ski Butternut
Jul 3 – Jul 5 all-day

Barry will be selling his finished handmade pens, bangle bracelets, kaleidoscopes, pepper grinders and much more at the Berkshire Arts Festival at Ski Butternut in Great Barrington, MA. This is a great Fine Art & Fine Crafts show in a beautiful location! berkshire_logo

Berkshires Arts Festival – July 3, 4 & 5,  2015
Meet 200 Jury Selected Artists & Designers

The 14th Annual Berkshires Arts Festival at Ski Butternut will feature a mix of live music and entertainment, a selection of foods, live demonstrations and the opportunity to see one of the most interesting collections of fine art and fine craft. Outstanding works from studios of fine artists and artisans; jewelry, fiber, wood, clay, leather, glass, paintings and more!

It’s going to be a fabulous ART event. It will also be a year of marvelous and fun surprises.The Berkshires Art Festival is going to rock this summer for young and old, from the serious art buyer to the casual collector, or just a day of fun for the entire family.

Friday, July 3 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday, July 4 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, July 5 10 am – 5 pm
Admission Adults $13 • Seniors $12 (65+ with ID) • Students $6 (ID)
Weekend Pass $14 • Children under 10 FREE

Rain or Shine • Cash Only at Box Office • No Pets Allowed (Except Service Pets)
Air Conditioned Upper Lodge • Beautiful Mountain Setting

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