Students will be lead through basic faceplate bowl turning and a wide variety of embellishment possibilities.
This class will cover design and influences, how to personalize your turnings.
Wood selection, preparation and drying. Turning techniques, tool selection, sharpening and safety.
Surface embellishment, rotary/hand carving techniques, woodburning, colouring and finishing techniques.
In this class you will do a turning to use for your choice of embellishment. You will also have the option of bringing in a piece you've already turned so you can spend your time learning the techniques that have made Graeme and Melissa Priddles pieces stand out.
Recommended tools for class:
3/4" or 1/2" bowl gouge, 3/8" bowl gouge, 3/8" shallow fluted detail gouge, skew, parting tool.
Carving tools such as Mastercarver Micro-Pro, Foredom, Dremel, hand tools or whatever carving gear you have
Sandpaper for finishing
Long nosed pliers and small flat screwdriver
Selection of good quality artist's acrylic paint. Milk paint For those who don't have or want to buy a lot of paints, Graeme will have some available to students for a fee of $5.00
Pencil, eraser, steel ruler, paper
NOTE: If you don't have every thing on the list, there will be extras in class you can use.
Because a financial commitment must be made ahead of time, there is a 'no refund' policy for a student's cancellation.