Bowls: Traditional, Natural Edge & Nested with Andy Cole September 28-October 2, 2020


$825 tuition + $65 materials

Key Points:
*Safety first!
*Discovering the possibilities in any piece of wood
*Achieving the best shape and form
*Mastering the use of gouges and other turning tools
*Natural edge bowl techniques and helpful tips
*Creativity and innovation are your best tools

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The focus of this class will be bowl turning with an emphasis on natural edge bowls with bark. Andy will cover the basics of shaping traditional bowls from turning blanks, and natural edge bowls from half logs, while keeping the bark intact. Optimum tool selection, sharpening techniques, and wood characteristics will also be covered. An emphasis will be placed on form and techniques for achieving the cleanest cuts. Students will explore various chucking methods and do some creative problem solving. By the end of the week, each student will have honed their turning skills and will have several finished pieces to proudly take home. Just to lighten the week up, one day will be spent having fun turning a sunny side up fried egg on a plate. The final challenge will be to attempt a set of natural edge nested bowls.