Tuition: $800 ARAC Actual Cost: $1000 Studio Fee: $85
Enrollment Limit 8
Concept: This advanced workshop presents a special opportunity for students wanting to advance their skills in bowl and vessel making. Guided by an internationally recognized master, students will use advanced tool methods and turning techniques and experience the uniquely dynamic, body-mind process of woodturning. Concentrated studio time will be combined with lively discussions on a variety of craft and design issues to inspire a deeper understanding of this distinctive creative process.
Media & Techniques: Green and dry wood. Advanced techniques for turning open and closed forms using the Ellsworth Signature Gouge and a variety of hollowing tools.
Activities: Daily exercises include body movement, flexion and muscle access. There will be guided visualizations; use of the mind’s eye as a resource for design development; concentrated work in the turning studio; slide presentations; discussions of photography; marketing; design influences; and discussion concerning aesthetics and philosophy.
Skill level: Levels III - IV (Minimum Skill Level III)
Prerequisites: For students with advanced turning skills. An understanding of the mechanical processes involved in making bowls and/or vessels is required along with proficiency with the Ellsworth Signature Gouge. Participants must have completed a minimum of 25 successful pieces without supervision. When applying, please indicate how many years you have been turning and what classes you have taken, if any.Faculty: David Ellsworth has been a studio woodturner and vessel maker for 30 years. He is the founder and former president of the American Association of Woodturners and is a Fellow and Trustee of the American Craft Council. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Arts & Design, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the White House and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution. www.ellsworthstudios.com
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