Introduction to Steam Bending with Charlie Whinney August 12-16, 2019


$825 tuition, $75 material fee
Key Points:
*How to source and select wood for steam bending
*How to make a steam chamber
*2D and 3D bends, twisting, splitting
*3 types of compression strap
*How to make a variety of jigs
*How to bend thick sections over 2”
*Steam bend joints and kerf-bending

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


This class is suitable for complete beginners as well as professionals, and will make you look at wood and trees in a completely new way. By the end of the week students will know what to look for in choosing wood for steam bending as well as how to make the tools, jigs and equipment needed to master bending wood. Over the five days Charlie will stress to students the importance of understanding the processes. Each day participants will make a selection of small creative projects including steam bent bowls, boxes, lights, a small table and sculptures. Though there will be items for each person to take home, some of the larger projects made in class demonstrations will be auctioned with proceeds going to the Roger Cliffe Memorial Foundation.

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.