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Wood Turning: Barley Twist Turn 1S20 CANCELED


A barley twist is a helical ornamental detail used for decoration throughout history. Its impressive, elegant spiral form can be used to support a table or bannister or incorporated into architectural details and other structures. Learn the principles and process of laying out a barley twist, then carve it on the lathe. Discuss the history of this decorative form and where it can be applied when designing. Limit 8 students 

Jesse Shaw

Jesse Shaw

Jesse Shaw, principal and designer at JShaw Furniture, graduated at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine: he was awarded a fellowship there to hone his skills. Later, while obtaining his MFA in furniture design at the Savannah College of Art & Design, he lived and worked with Italian Designers in MIlan. After graduating, Jesse became lead furniture designer for Currey & Company, a pioneer in home décor. He has made guest appearances on the PBS television show, Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac.

Jesse teaches woodworking classes at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education (CCAE) as well as at the Eliot School. His work has been displayed at the Wharton Eshrick Museum, Savannah College of Art & Design Museum, and in 2019 was awarded best in craft at Fitchburg Museum.

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Materials: $20 payable in class