This intermediate-level class is an excellent follow up to any of our introductory turning workshops. Warren offers expert step-by-step instruction in green-wood bowl turning. Instruction begins with selection, preparation, and safe mounting of bowl blanks sawn from logs, then focuses on key techniques for working with bowl gouges, such as riding the bevel and driving around curves. Students put these skills into practice by turning natural-edge bowls and salad bowls.Topics covered include safety, sharpening, drying, twice turning, finishing, and line and design, as well as how to find unique bowls in tree crotches, trunks, and burls. Participants gain the skills and confidence needed to continue turning ordinary firewood into beautiful bowls on their own.
After working with wood and building homes for most of his life, Warren Carpenter took up woodturning in 1999. He has since built up a full-time turning business in Seneca, SC. Warren is a member of the Southern Highlands Craft Guild and the South Carolina Artisan Center, and exhibits in galleries throughout the U.S. His website is woodbywarren.com.
Open to intermediate turners, including anyone who has taken one of our introductory courses.