Enjoy an opportunity to learn the ancient craft of woodturning during this weekend of hands-on instruction in technique and philosophy. Bring together the thrill of creating with the sensuality of working with wood, as you peel away the exterior to find the art within. Deepen your understanding of how the fibers lie within the wood and how the chisel slices those fibers. Learn to make utilitarian items in which the spirit of the wood and your own spirit commingle.
Jerry Kermode will assist you in using breath, posture, and attitude to change fear into curiosity. Learn the discipline of carving on a lathe, turning carving mallets, lamps, weed-pots, and more, while also discovering the meditative state that turning takes you to. The final project is turning a bowl; create your own vessel, a symbol of both holding and releasing.
In a relaxed, informative, and pragmatic style, Jerry will share his love of trees and the beauty they hold within. His style of woodturning is based on the ability to allow the wood to be cut, rather than forcing it to the turner’s will.
All materials, including mini-lathes and carving chisels, are supplied, with two people sharing each lathe. The activities will be individual and shared, increasing the exchange of ideas. Let your spirit soar with the shavings, all in the Art Barn at the edge of the Pacific.
($60 materials fee paid directly to the leader)