Discover Great Vessels Within Logs with Todd Hoyer August 5-9, 2019


$825 tuition, $45 material fee
Key points:
*Wood characteristics
*Understanding burls
*Finding the feather in crotches
*Vessel orientations
*Turning open and closed forms
*Buying bowl blanks

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


Now that you have that special log, where do you start? How do you decide where that first cut should be? What shaped vessel will best show the unique characteristics of the wood? These are questions that will get answered in this workshop. Students will learn about wood and its many unique characteristics including spalting, burls, crotches, curl, etc. and where and how they occur. Vessel orientation will be emphasized with handouts including numerous ways to orient a vessel in a log. Open and closed bowl forms will be taught and practiced with emphasis on simple fluid forms. It’s all about the wood! Using this information, students will then understand how to “read a log”, giving each person the confidence to make that first cut.

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.