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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
  • How to develop your own eye for form

$810.00Read more


January 25@9:00 am
January 29@5:00 pm
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