Turning Wave Bowls & More with John Beaver September 23-27, 2019


$825 tuition, $50 material fee
Key Points:
*John’s signature “wave” design
*Cutting round objects safely and accurately on a bandsaw
*Understanding proper form for closed rim vessels
*Deconstructing and reconstructing turned vessels
*Adding protruding elements to your turnings
*Adding curved elements to turnings
*Solving challenging design problems

Workshop Available

Pay a deposit of $300.00 per item


John’s signature “wave” bowls are super fun to make and this class will show students two different ways to make them – but John will teach and show so much more. Students will begin cutting apart dry blocks of wood, bending wood to make curves and building designs to be turned. Next will be a progression of safely cutting apart turned bowls (vertically, horizontally and with curves), add to or modify the elements, and reassemble the pieces with the walls and grain aligned. Once assembled, the “wave” effect will have a huge “How did you do that?” factor, which will be fun to take home and show off to all of your friends. John will show students the importance of form as well as many of his tips and tricks that can help students solve their own design problems. Everyone will work at their own pace making a few finished pieces from John’s repertoire, or try new techniques that they learned during the week. John encourages students to use his techniques to come up with ideas of their own.

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.