Wood Turning: Bowls & Beyond 1W20
Co-sponsored by Eastern Mass. Guild of Woodworkers
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. All levels welcome.
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 & Tools:
$35 payable in class