MST201A21 Beyond the Bowl: Turning Shapes and Styles with Matt Monaco
January, 25 - January, 29 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
While a perfectly-turned bowl (or even an imperfectly-turned bowl) is a beautiful thing, you can turn much, much more than just bowls!
This five-day workshop explores some of the many different objects that you can create with just a lathe and hand tools, from platters to lidded containers to spinning tops, as well as complex vessels with a variety of styles.
Matt will gladly share his extensive experience and his design approach in making a wide array of objects and styles to suit various home needs as well as furniture design and architectural applications. As you work on your choice of objects, the emphasis will be on developing your own natural eye and design aesthetic, as well as expanding and refining your turning techniques.
With plenty of time to practice and experiment, each student will complete several different projects in a variety of styles, such as:
Fine detail platters
End-grain finial box
Side-grain lidded canister
Wood pottery vessel
Classic rim bowl
Natural rim vessels
Round rim vessels
Spinning top with fine detail
You will learn:
Proper use and application of the lathe and tools
The importance of tool sharpening
Body positioning and the ergonomics of turning
How to hollow and shape a variety of objects
How to turn end-grain and side-grain blanks
How to design and execute finishing details on turned objects
What makes a well-designed piece, considering both visual and tactile effects