Carved and Painted Boxes

Beth Ireland & Kimberly Winkle
September 2-6

This course in sculptural box making is a wonderful opportunity to explore new aesthetic territory. Each student creates a series of boxes with attention to form, surface decoration, and color. Participants can choose among a wide variety of construction techniques−including bandsaw boxes, lathe-turned boxes, and joined boxes−suitable to their experience levels and interests. Beth and Kimberly demonstrate techniques for working with: machine tools such as jointers, planers, bandsaws, lathes, drill presses, and grinders; with hand tools such as chisels, spokeshaves, rasps, files, carving gouges, and hand saws; and with milk paint for coloration.

Beth Ireland has been a professional woodworker since 1983, specializing in turning and sculpture. She holds an M.F.A. 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 also held several 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 is the Lead Instructor for our Turning Intensive and teaches turning for the Comprehensive. Beth lives in St. Petersburg, FL and her website is

Kimberly Winkle is Associate Professor of Art and Director of the School of Art, Craft & Design at Tennessee Technological University. She exhibits painted furniture and objects at venues such as SOFA Chicago, Wanted Design NYC, and the Architectural Digest Design Show in New York. Publications include Fine WoodworkingWoodworker, and Woodworker West magazines, as well as 500 Chairs (Lark Books, 2008) and 500 Tables (Lark Books, 2009). Kimberly has participated in residencies at the International Turning Exchange in Philadelphia, SUNY Purchase in New York, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine, Vermont Studio Center, and Appalachian Center for Craft in Tennessee. Honors include four Niche awards, a State of Tennessee Individual Artist Award, and the 2014 John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship from Boston’s Society of Arts and Crafts. Her website is

Open to all woodworkers except for absolute beginners.


Tuition: $810

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Ireland Band Saw BoxBand saw box by Beth Ireland, holly, ebony, bloodwood, (3" x 9"), 2006 

Winkle Hillside boxes Edited House on Hillside Boxes by Kimberly Winkle, polychrome poplar (20”x8”x10"), 2016