Pure Form & True Shapes: A Foundation for All Turners with J Paul Fennell August 3-4, 2019


$330 tuition, $50 material fee
Key Points:
*Understanding of the importance of form, line and proportion
*Developing an eye for improving the enhancement of the vessel
*Developing shapes to convey meaning
*Techniques and tool use in creating the outside shape of the vessel
*Grain orientation and distortion and how they affect the appearance of the vessel
*Finishing methods for vessel exterior
*Hollowing techniques, including gauging wall thickness
*How discussion and critique can lead to enhancement of work

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In this weekend class, Master woodturner J Paul Fennell will teach the essentials to create vessel forms that bring elegance to any students work. Good form is an important starting point for making gallery-quality work and for more advanced work such as carving, piercing and pyrography. Students will make several vessel forms during the weekend to learn the basics of good design. Emphasis will be placed on developing a sense of how subtle changes in the form’s line, volume and proportion can dramatically enhance the elegance of the vessel. The class will study grain orientation and wood distortion to learn how they affect the appearance of the vessel. Techniques will be explored for finishing the vessel, including proper tool use, efficient sanding, and simple finishing methods for shaping the bottom.

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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.