Turning Bowls & Platters with Alan Stirt May 9-13, 2022

The focus of this workshop will be turning open bowls and platters. The course will consist of a demonstration/discussion in the morning, followed by hands-on work with guidance from Alan. The emphasis will be on developing both tool skills and design skills. Alan will cover such topics as harvesting and cutting wood for turning; dealing with green and dry wood; making the grain and shape of a bowl work together; techniques for carving, texturing and coloring; using turning tools (with an emphasis on the bowl gouge); tool sharpening; and sanding techniques. Students will try to integrate all of the above skills with the design process. Because each student will want to focus on individual projects, there will be lots of time for one-to-one feedback on techniques and design. Each student will be encouraged to work at his or her own pace and to concentrate on the skills he or she feels are most important.


Monday - Friday May 9 - 13, 2022
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