Nor-Cal Woodturners

Dixie Biggs Demonstration

  • April 02, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Woodcraft, 9523 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95827
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We are delighted to have Dixie Biggs come to Sacramento.  She will share her woodturning and embellishment techniques with us on Thursday April 2, 2020 at Woodcraft, 9523 Folsom Blvd from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.


This class will be open ONLY for Nor-Cal Members to register until March 2nd. After that date we will open it up to non-members if we haven't filled the 30 seats.  Tickets are $ 30 each for Nor-Cal Members.


If you have any trouble registering make sure you are logged in to the website first. If you still have trouble contact Chris Smith at 916-712-6979 or webmaster@norcalwoodturners.org


Dixie Biggs artist statement (modified for space, see complete statement here):  I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by working with wood. My interest in woodturning began in 1979. Although I’m primarily self-taught, I’ve received great advice and inspiration from many other woodturners and artist throughout my career.


Much of my work incorporates a botanical theme, an outcropping of my degree in Agriculture and a love of the outdoors. The shapes, textures, and simple beauty found in the natural world are most often the source of my inspiration.


Although each piece I produce begins on the lathe, I see this as merely a starting point, my blank canvas ready for further development, most often carving and painting. Over the years I’ve developed techniques for using rotary power carvers and a variety of burrs to achieve the detail I love to create. This carving can be even further enhanced by the use of a woodburner and the application of color.


A full-time woodturner and artist since 1989, I have had an extensive show career and have exhibited my work in such notable venues as the Smithsonian Craft Show, the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, and del Mano Gallery. I continue to share my techniques and knowledge by demonstrating at various woodturning clubs, symposiums, and craft schools around the country and abroad.


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