Alan Lacer Woodturning Fellowship
Although there are a lot of great turning programs in America today, not one offers a sound curriculum that challenges students to achieve beyond simply learning techniques or design. Working closely with Alan Lacer as the program’s director, MASW has created a unique opportunity for woodturners. This is a chance to challenge yourself and certainly broaden your woodturning skills in exploring a wide array of different forms of woodturning. The MASW Alan Lacer Woodturning Fellowship will encourage research and exploration of the diversities of turning.
*Students are required to take specific week-long workshops in any order and on their own timeline, listed below.
*Contact Alan directly, firstname.lastname@example.org for directions anytime during the process.
*Submit an article or tip to a publication. This may be to any woodworking, woodturning or craft print publication or submission to a major online woodturning site.
*Submit at least one turning to a national, regional, online juried exhibit or state juried exhibition (must be a turning made outside of a class).
*Attend any turning class at MASW where you will assist the instructor AND make a short presentation (usually 30 minutes) of a mutually agreed upon topic with that instructor.
*Submit photographic images of three turnings to a panel of three professional woodturners for feedback. One object should be turned long-grain but not hollowed (often called “spindle turning”), another object that involves face grain hollowing techniques and a final object that involves end-grain hollowing. A segmented turned piece can be substituted for one of these categories. All these objects must be made outside of any workshop.
Woodturning Fellowship Requirements
(Full Week Classes Only)
1. SPINDLE TURNING
2. DESIGN (ANY WEEKLONG DESIGN CLASS)
3. TURNED LIDDED BOXES
5. HOLLOW TURNING/VESSELS
6. CARVED TURNED SURFACES OR LAMINATED/ CONSTRUCTION
7. FINISHING (ANY WEEKLONG FINISHING CLASS)
8. ELECTIVE (ANY TURNING CLASS)