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OST101J22 Offset Turning with Beth Ireland

October, 3 - October, 7 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM MST


Ever wonder what else you could do with a lathe besides turn circles?

Then don’t miss this class!

Boundary-pushing turner Beth Ireland is going to introduce us to the magic of Offset Woodturning and demonstrate how to use these innovative techniques to open up a whole new world of woodworking possibilities.

Offset turning involves changing the center of the turned piece as you work, so you can move beyond the circle to make shapes ranging from the ellipse to the triangle and more!

Over this five-day class, you will learn how to set up the lathe and wood to create an offset axis and how to use the roughing gouge and spindle gouge to create two basic shapes that you can then employ in a wide variety of ways.

With Beth’s guidance and your own creativity, you will make several different objects to help refine your skills and start to see the many possibilities that offset turning will open up for you.

While this class will be a great boost for anyone with turning experience, it is also suitable for beginners, and Beth is a fantastic teacher who loves teaching woodworking to everyone, regardless of skill levels.


Prerequisites: None. Suitable for beginners.

Tools required: All tools and materials provided. Please bring eye protection and a safety mask. Valved masks are not acceptable.

Class size: Maximum 9.

Please read and understand our Refund and Cancellation policies. By making payment you acknowledge that you have read and understood 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 students, instructors, and staff are required to wear a properly fitted mask that securely covers the nose and mouth while inside the school. Valved masks are not acceptable.
  • 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.

Beth Ireland Instructor

Artist turned carpenter turned cabinet-maker turned, well, woodturner, Beth Ireland is an accomplished creator and popular teacher. Beth earned an MFA in Sculpture from the Massachusetts College of Art, has been teaching woodworking since 1984, and is a regular instructor at schools including The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. From her studio in St. Petersburg, Florida, she produces a wide variety of work for commissions, from custom musical instruments to architectural elements.

Beth has also been the subject of profiles in such publications as Woodcraft and Woodworker’s Journal  that highlight her love of teaching — and learning. Learn more at bethireland.net.


October 3, 2022@9:00 am MST
October 7, 2022@5:00 pm MST
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