Master Class: woodturning – W1119-18

Date: Aug 13 - 17, 2018

Skill Level(s): II to IV i

Instructor(s): David Ellsworth

Tuition: $1,175
Studio Fee: $150
Registration Fee: $45


Develop new dimensions and possibilities in your woodturning craft under the guidance of a woodworking master. This dynamic workshop introduces you to David Ellsworth’s distinctive style in making open bowls and hollow forms. By examining the full range of his style, you produce open bowls and hollow forms while simultaneously refining your existing techniques and learning new ones. Students gain a wider understanding of vessel design, learning about the ergonomics of body movements for greater working efficiency. Challenge your ideas and concepts in an effort to learn more about the “self” in self-expression.

Media & Techniques:

We primarily work with the versatile Ellsworth Signature gouge and hollowing tools, all of which are provided. You have your own high-quality lathe. The workshop is fully equipped with all the tools and accessories necessary for doing hand work off the lathe.


We begin with cut-rim and natural-edge open bowls, and progress to hollow forms. Instructor demonstrations throughout the week illustrate specific processes relative to the students’ interests and the work we produce in class. You are encouraged to bring digital images or actual work.


David Ellsworth’s work is included in the permanent collections of 41 museums and numerous private collections worldwide. He is a Fellow and former Trustee of the American Craft Council and has received fellowship awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts and the PEW Fellowship for the Arts.

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