Wood Turning: Bowls & Beyond 1F23
You can register for this class starting July 15.
Ever wanted to create your own, custom wood vessels? In this 2-day workshop, you'll use the lathe to make wooden bowls, platters, artistic sculptures and more.
Start with pieces of tree limbs and trunks, make them round, and take off from there. Beginners will learn basic lathe techniques. Experienced students will advance to the next level at their own pace.
Wood will be provided in class; advanced turners may bring their own. No physical strength or previous woodworking experience required.
Vaccinations and masking are no longer required. Proper safety gear (including wearing a visor to protect the face) while turning is required.
Limit 8 students.
I had watched other turning workshops and always thought that turning looked like a lot of fun! I also loved the idea of being able to take something home right away. Even after the first day of the workshop, I had a bowl started that I could show off to friends and family. I loved that Ken made the class about what we--the students--wanted to learn. I came to the second class with some off-cuts and asked if they could be good for anything. When I learned that they would definitely work for a pair of very small vessels, I decided to work on those instead of prioritizing the bowl I'd started the week before. I think I've fallen in love with small-scale turning! I would love to continue to learn turning!
I registered for this workshop because wanted to learn a new skill and get experience in a woodworking project. Ken was great - very fun and a good teacher.
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Ken Lindgren makes functional and abstract objects from trees that have fallen due to death, disease, storm or construction. A member of the American Association of Woodturners, he has taught wood turning at Fuller Craft Museum, the New England Woodturning Symposium and elsewhere. He sells his turned bowls and other works of wood art throughout New England. He has won sculpture awards at North River Arts Society Festival of the Arts and Bridgton Maine’s Art in the Park. His professional career was as a chemical engineer.
“My pieces are all handcrafted to show the beauty that results when people and nature are in harmony. Teaching is a way for me to ‘pay it backwards,’ to do for students what my teachers did for me when I was a student.”
Materials to bring to class:
Materials provided by instructor, $35 payable in class.