September 5 -9
This master class in turning focuses on platters and bowls with decorative rims. Nick takes participants on a deep dive to explore new aesthetic terrain, improve their tool handling skills, and immerse themselves in decorative techniques. Each student can expect to complete at least two items by the end of the week, with final coats of finish to be applied at home.
Topics covered through demonstration and one-on-one coaching include design development with attention to form and surface, selection of materials and tools, sharpening (including the benefit of fingernail grinds on gouges for push, pull, and shear cuts), gouge presentation and handling, methods for holding work, texturing with rotary grinders, pyrography, airbrushing, masking, stenciling, and use of wood dyes, colored infills, and reactive paints.
Nick Agar is an award-winning wood turner and sculptor in Brooklet, GA, with more than 30 years in the field. He has taught and demonstrated in Australia, South Africa, Canada, New Zealand, all over Europe, and across the U.S. Nick has been profiled on BBC and ITV television programs, and in a cover article for American Woodturner (April, 2018). He is a member of the Worshipful Company of Turners, co-author of Woodturning Evolution (Guild of Master Craftsman, 2012), and his clients include HRH the Prince of Wales and Asprey London jewelers. Nick’s website is nickagarstudios.com.
Open to intermediate turners.