Nothing is more satisfying than seeing ribbons of shavings effortlessly peeling off a fresh green bowl blank and watching the bowl emerge. This class will focus on mastering the bowl gouge for efficiently turning bowls from green wood. Discussions will center around design considerations based on the bowl’s intended use, decorative or functional. Green wood as a material will be discussed in depth. Production methods for producing multiples as well as coring and drying will be covered. As the week progresses more challenging forms will be attempted, such as natural edge bowls and slightly closed forms, i.e. calabash bowls. Simple surface techniques will be covered to help students create work with a more personal feel. These include carving, engraving, wire brushing, burning, milk paints and dyes.