August 29 – September 2
This is an excellent opportunity to expand your woodworking skills and freedom with design, whether your primary interest starts with furniture making or turning. Participants explore a variety of box forms that lend themselves to sculpture and decoration, working primarily with the band saw, lathe, drill press, and power carvers. Beth begins by sharing ways to originate designs and refine them, moves on to the safe use of machines and tools, and introduces techniques for band saw boxes, turned box forms, joinery, pattern carving, relief carving, and milk painting.
Beth Ireland has been a professional woodworker since 1983, specializing in turning and sculpture. She holds an MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and her work has been widely exhibited and published, including a 2015 profile in American Woodturner. She has held prestigious Windgate fellowships and participated in the International Turning Exchange. Beth’s business encompasses everything from production runs of turned balusters, to sculpture, to one-of-a-kind stringed instruments. She lives in St. Petersburg, FL, and her website may be found at bethireland.net.
Open to all except absolute beginners.