Woodturning without Borders: unusual objects – W1216-19

Date: Aug 19 - 23, 2019

Skill Level(s): II to IV i

Instructor(s): Michael Hosaluk

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


Here is your chance to give free rein to your own personal expression through form, construction and surface design. Students explore a range of kinetic movement in woodturning. Old and new come together in this workshop about woodturning and woodworking. This workshop focuses on playing and collaborating in the studio, while stretching the possibilities of woodturning.

Media & Techniques:

Students use techniques in spindle turning, vessels and containers to construct objects that defy the borders of woodturning. There are reviews of construction techniques using the lathe and woodworking machinery. Working with kiln-dried lumber and green wood for object making, participants learn to understand the concept of “addition by subtraction.”


There are demonstrations and plenty of hands-on work for personal and group projects. Explore painting and finishing techniques for surface design. The workshop also includes investigation of kinetic concepts, including gears, pulleys, wheels, pivots and sliders.


Michael Hosaluk is recognized internationally as one of the world’s most creative woodturners. Michael is a member of the Royal Academy of Art and Honorary Lifetime member of the Saskatchewan Craft Council. He received the Saidye Prix Bronfman Award for Excellence in Craft in 2006 and the Lieutenant Governor General Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2011. His work covers a wide range of objects and materials, including functional vessels, furniture and sculptural pieces. Michael lives and has his studio in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.


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