Instructor: David Ellsworth
Tuition: $800 ARAC Actual Cost: $1000 Studio Fee: $85
Enrollment Limit 8Concept: David Ellsworth describes turning wood as a centering process. It can help us focus and grow while reawakening self-expression. Working on the lathe, students will explore the process of centering, which liberates the process of making. With an emphasis on a low-tech approach to turning, students will explore a wide range of woodturning techniques, and consider concepts of good design in the making of wood bowls and vessels.
Media & Techniques: Green wood. Design development; methods for mounting and chucking materials; vacuum systems; sanding and finishing; correct body positions; tool designs and applications.
Activities: There will be demonstrations, discussions, and concentrated work in the woodturning studio and practice with the Ellsworth Signature Gouge. There will be daily critiques of ongoing work.
Skill level: Open to All – Any skill/knowledge level.
Prerequisites: For anyone interested in exploring the process of woodturning or advancing their existing skills.
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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