Boxes II: Textural Techniques
Instructor: Michael Mocho
This session is for those turners who have learned the basics of turned boxes, and want to develop their skills further while exploring more complex forms. A wide variety of simple design strategies will be presented, and students will be encouraged to develop their own designs. Textural Techniques including chatter-work, indexed fluting, embossing, and use of the versatile Sorby Spiral and Texturing system will be demonstrated and practiced to add variety and visual interest to your work.
This class is for experienced turners with basic spindle turning ability
Single day session: 9AM-3PM with full hour lunch break
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Regardless of the specific topic or project, every session will include plenty of detailed information pertaining to the development of a greater understanding for how such contributing factors as material selection, mounting techniques, cutting dynamics, sharpening, stance, RPM, and pressure all effect both form and surface quality.
Emphasis is always on employing a safe and sequential approach to establish the proper feel for effective tool use in service to your design intentions.
Plenty of one-on-one turning instruction and all materials will be provided. A wide variety of design inspirations, historical examples, and resource information will also be included.
Students should bring their own tools and personal safety equipment if possible, though supplemental tools will be available. The studio is well equipped with professional quality lathes, sharpening equipment, and accessories. A recommended tool list will be provided prior to the session.