Challenge yourself as you learn how to make segmented patterns in woodturning. Students glue multiple pieces of wood together to create visually stunning patterns and discover the mystery of segmented work by riding along a design adventure. This workshop teaches ways to improve skills and create unique and complex patterns. By the workshop’s end, students gain an understanding of unlocking patterns for segmented woodturning.
Students should bring several drawings, designs, images or ideas of segmented patterns to translate and create into wood. Working with kiln-dried lumber, students learn wood movement, develop safe cutting techniques, realize the value of precise layout and planning, and gain an understanding of design concepts and assembly techniques.
Students explore design concepts and build custom patterns. Studio time focuses on design, independent work time and construction of original pieces. Slide presentations offer a lecture on segmented turning as a design element.
Curt Theobald is a full-time studio woodturner living in Wyoming. Curt has lectured on segmented turning across Europe, New Zealand, and throughout North America. His work is in public and private collections worldwide, including the American Association of Woodturners, Ivinson Memorial Hospital, the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Franklin G. Burrough-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum of Myrtle Beach and the Peabody Essex Museum.