March 2013 Demo

Barbie and Jimmy Holton

Topic - Surface Decoration with Woodburning

holton1holton2Barbie and Jimmy Holton are native Texans dedicated to using their talents to create woodturnings and gourd art.  With Barbie’s study in various fine arts and crafts since childhood, she is constantly trying new directions.  Jimmy’s innate design ability completes the team.   They have been turning for about 13 years, since the Hill Country Turners took them under their collective wings to encourage their efforts.   

The Holtons hail from the Houston area.  Art, teaching, travel, children, business, sailboat racing, and woodturning have all been a part of their lives.  Thru the years,  Barbie has taught art at almost every level from kindergarten to adult.  Her current teaching has revolved around woodturning, gourd techniques, and pyrography. 

holton3Barbie will be demonstrating Basic Pyrography.  She and Jimmy will be sharing equipment choices and favorite burner needs.  Easy woodburning techniques and uses will be shown.  Tips and simple tricks for embellishing bowls will be included.  Direction will also be given to the more experienced woodburner.