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Event 

Subject:
Woodturning: open bowls and hollow forms
When:
08/10/09 - 08/14/09 
Where:
Anderson Ranch Arts Center - Snowmass Village
Category:
Workshop

Description

Instructor: David Ellsworth 

Tuition: $800     ARAC Actual Cost: $1000     Studio Fee: $85

Code: W1124

Enrollment Limit 8

Concept: 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

Venue

Venue:
Anderson Ranch Arts Center   -   Website
Street:
5263 Owl Creek Rd
ZIP:
81615
City:
Snowmass Village
State:
CO
Country:
Country: us

Description