Micael de Forest Wooden Bowl Sculptures

Bowl Transformed – W0409


Michael de Forest

DATES: June 23 – 27, 2014

SKILL LEVEL: II – IV

CONCEPT: We make simple symmetrical wooden bowl shapes and transform them into asymmetric, segmented, carved, painted and stitched-together sculptures. Using the lathe, hand tools, glue, tape, band saw, drawings and imagery, brass wire and waxed linen thread we construct sculptural bowl forms.

MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Kiln dried wood, thread and paint. Stack lamination, bowl turning, layout for imagery, segment pattern, drill holes for stitches, cut out segments, paint segments, sand, burnish and wax finish; stitching elements together.

ACTIVITIES: Daily demonstrations, slides, one-on-one help and group discussions of finished work.

FACULTY: Michael de Forest has worked as a professional woodworker and artist for 38 years. He is an adjunct professor at Oregon College of Art and Craft. He received an M.F.A. from Minneapolis College of Art and Design and was an International Turning Exchange Fellow in 2011. Michael de Forest lectures and leads workshops in the U.S. and abroad. www.michaeldeforeststudio.com

Tuition: $775 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $975
Studio Fee: $95

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