Elegant Hollow Forms

J. Paul Fennell
June 30 - July 4

Participants learn how to turn elegant hollow forms and apply decorative techniques such as texturing, carving, and piercing. Each student makes a series of pieces that explore ideas sequentially, working with green or partially dried wood. Paul shows students how to develop their control of form by observing subtle changes that can dramatically affect the final look of a vessel.

Paul’s instruction covers the use of gouges, parting tools, scrapers, and hollowing tools for turning. He shares methods for transferring designs using indexing and friskets, as well as free-hand, and for creating patterns such as basketweaves, spirals, and geometric designs with tools such as Dremels, Foredoms, and micromotors. Previous hollow form experience is helpful, but not necessary.

J. Paul Fennell has been turning wood for over 40 years. A resident of Scottsdale, AZ, he teaches and demonstrates throughout the US and internationally. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, and other prestigious institutions. It has also been published in New Masters of Woodturning (Fox Chapel Publishing, 2008) and magazines such as Craft Arts International, Australian Woodworker, AAW Journal, and American Art Collector. To see more of Paul’s work visit jpaulfennell.com.

Open to intermediate turners.

Tuition: $730

Fennell-Piercing-TechniquePiercing techniques demonstrated by the instructorFennell-Wave-PatternsWave Patterns by J. Paul Fennell, African sumac, 6"dia.x8", 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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