This course is for intermediate wood turners who want to expand their technical abilities and design skills by creating attractive vessels. Through discussion and demonstration, Max shares his extensive experience with all phases of the process, from wood selection and grain orientation all the way through to texturing and embellishment. Along the way he addresses tool sharpening and handling; safe work holding; hollowing to appropriate wall thickness; attention to form, flow, proportion, and scale; sharpening and use of carving gouges, application of rotary burrs, and charring, among other topics.
Participants create a series of vessels through extensive hands-on practice during the week. The first several days consist of exploring form, texture, and finish on small vessels. Then each student creates at least one larger vessel (8”-10” dia.) while further developing their own aesthetic with Max’s individual guidance.
Max Brosi is a professional wood turner in County Leitrim, Ireland. He has exhibited widely in Ireland, and been represented throughout the U.S. by galleries such as del Mano, Kirsten Muenster Projects (SOFA Chicago), and Gallery Dobrinka Salzman. Max’s work is in the permanent collection of The Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia, PA, where he participated in the International Turning Exchange in 2007. Other honors include a National Crafts Award from the Royal Dublin Society and an excellence award from the American Association of Woodturners, in 2015. Most recently, Max was the subject of a feature article, “The Static becomes Dynamic“, in the April 2020 issue of American Woodturner. To see more of Max’s work, visit instagram.com/maxbrosi.
Open to intermediate turners.