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BTE101J22 Bowl Turning and Embellishments with Elizabeth Weber

October, 24 - October, 28 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM MST


Turning + Art

In this five-day course, students will learn to hone their creative skills. We will cover good bowl turning technique and use these skills to turn various shapes that will act as a canvas for artistic expression. We’ll embellish each piece with carving and texturing, which will help transform a plain piece of wood into a work of art. We’ll discuss form, where to find inspiration, and how to transfer your ideas successfully to the pieces you have created. We will also cover inventive ways to finish the piece by adding color. By the end of the class, you should have created a custom collection of unique pieces.

REGISTRATION OPTIONS: Attend all five days (Oct. 24–28) or choose just two (Oct. 24–25) or three days (Oct. 26–28) to suit your schedule.

Things you will learn:

  • How to carve using handtools and rotary carving tools
  • How to develop textures on a flat board before transferring them to your turned pieces.
  • How to add textures using a woodburner.
  • Layout and work holding options for your piece.
  • How to find inspiration and tell a story with your pieces
  • Various ways to apply color with milk paint and acrylics

Prerequisite: None. This class is open to all levels.

Tools required: None. All tools and materials supplied by the school.

Safety:  Please bring eye and hearing protection and a properly-fitting face mask that covers your nose and mouth (valved masks are not allowed).


Please read and understand our Refund and Cancellation policies. By making payment you acknowledge that you have read and understand these policies.
PLEASE NOTE: In addition to our standard class policies, we are taking additional precautions due to the COVID-19 virus.
We will be strictly limiting class sizes to no more than nine (9) students to allow for adequate distancing between class participants.
All benches and shared tools will be sanitized before and after each class.
All students, instructors, and staff are required to wear a properly-fitted mask that securely covers the nose and mouth while inside the school.
When entering the school, all students, instructors, and staff will have their temperature checked. Anyone with a temperature above 100.3 will not be allowed to enter the building.
Anyone exhibiting any cold or flu-like symptoms—even if it is believed to be allergy-related—will not be allowed to enter the building.
Thank you for your understanding.

Instructor Bio

Elizabeth Weber is a Tennessee native now living in Seattle, WA. She looks for ways to add vibrancy  and movement to the things she creates through the use of color and shapes. Much of her work tries to capture past influences and tell a story. The storytelling not only lives in the finished product, but also the turning process.


October 24, 2022@9:00 am MST
October 28, 2022@5:00 pm MST
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