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Willie Simmons

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I have been turning for over 30 years. I started out being self taught. Then, about fifteen years ago I realized I was not a good student and even worse as a teacher. So, I joined the Blue Ridge Woodturners in Southwest Virginia as well as the America Association of Woodturners. I also attended workshops with Mike Mahoney, Soren Berger, Richard Raffan, and Ray Key. Now having been a good student I am more skilled at turning and a better teacher. I most enjoy creating usable items, such as bowls, pepper mills, stools, and other spindle turnings. I also offer decorative items, such as christmas ornaments, tiny birdhouses, and vases. My shop is located in Fincastle on Rt. 220. I am also part of Open Studios Botetourt tour in October. VIsit my website for my most current sale items.

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  • Directions: From I-81- Take exit 150B onto Rt. 220 north towards Fincastle. 329 Botetourt Road(rt. 220) will be on left side.
  • Miles from I-81: 8
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  • Additional Information: Call for an appointment