Bowls, Bowls, Bowls with Mark Gardner April 15-19, 2019


$825 tuition, $40 material fee
Key Points:
*Green wood as a material
*Proper use of the bowl gouge
*Shear scraping
*Form and design
*Visualizing the bowl in the blank
*Methods of production, coring and drying
*Surface design

Sold Out. Please Call Paula at 317-535-4013 to be added to the waiting list.


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.

There is an annual, nonrefundable registration fee of $45.

This registration fee is not a part of the class fee and is not deducted from the final balance due. This is the financial binding that locks you into the class and starts the registration process. This fee does not apply to students who only take one single day workshop.