DATES: August 10 – 14, 2015
SKILL LEVEL: IV
CONCEPT: Make strong woodturning skills even stronger with guidance from David Ellsworth, an internationally recognized master of bowl and vessel making. Use advanced tool methods and turning techniques to experience the uniquely dynamic, body-mind process of woodturning. Concentrated studio time merges with lively discussions of craft and design issues to inspire a deeper understanding of this distinctive creative process.
MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Students use green wood; turning open and closed forms; practice with the Ellsworth signature gouge and a variety of hollowing tools.
ACTIVITIES: We explore exercises in body movement, flexion and muscle access; guided visualizations and using the mind’s eye as a resource for design development. The week includes concentrated work in the turning studio, slide presentations and discussions of photography, marketing, design influences, aesthetics and philosophy.
FACULTY: David Ellsworth has been a studio woodturner and vessel maker for 30 years. He is the founder and former president of the American Association of Woodturners and a fellow and trustee of the American Craft Council. David’s work is in the collections of the Museum of Arts and Design, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the White House and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian. www.ellsworthstudios.com
Tuition: $875 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $1075
Studio Fee: $95