Writer Profile for Don Ward

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Don Ward

Wichita Falls, TX

I am a retired public school teacher and I taught in Texas public schools for 35 years. I taught high school mathematics for 32 years at Holliday High School in Holliday, Texas and retired in June of 2006.

I have always enjoyed woodworking and developed an interest in woodturning in 1998. Having always loved pens, especially older fountain pens, I was quite excited in 2001 when I discovered that I could make pens on my wood lathe. I  turned my first pen and was hooked. I have studied, learned, grown and developed, not only in my turning, but also in my pen making. I have  become an accomplished pen maker and continue to strive to make my artwork through pens unique and beautiful.

I am a member of the American Association of Woodturners, Wichita Falls Woodturners, International Association of Penturners, and have been accepted into the Penmaker's Guild.

Along with my love of turning, especially pens, I find time to help new penturners develop their skills. I've done demonstrations at the Penturner's Rendezvous in Provo Utah, The Utah Woodturning Symposium, The Desert Woodturning Roundup, Turn-On! Chicago, The Oregon Woodturning Symposium, The SouthWest Association of Turners Symposium (SWAT), and several local woodturning clubs. I have also taught classes at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. I was a member of a group of penturners who were successful in getting a penturning track included at the yearly symposium sponsored by the Southwestern Association of Woodturners and have demonstrated pen making at the symposium several times. 


Contact Info:

Phone: 940 224 6949
Email: don@redriverpens.com
Web Site: http://www.RedRiverPens.com