All workshops scheduled for 2020 have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Please check back in the early fall for the 2021 offerings.
Explore in depth, two popular turned items: bowls and boxes. Learn how applying tool handling techniques and design concepts can yield immediate improvements to your work. You will discover how one turning can serve as the inspiration for the next; leading to almost endless possibilities. If you are experiencing technical difficulties, this course will help you overcome them. You can expect to leave with several well turned bowl forms and lidded boxes, and will have the ability to critique your own pieces as a means of constantly improving the work you produce. Advanced Beginner and Beyond
Tuition: $615 (lunch is included)
Studio/Materials Fee: $75
Registration Fee: $30* (listed as "shipping" in cart) *Members use coupon code WAIVEFEE at check-out
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Keith Tompkins is an inventor, a motorcyclist, an accomplished woodworker, and most of all, a woodturner. His turning career has taken him as far away as Hawaii and New Zealand, and across most of the U.S., Keith’s goal as a turner is to make his work uniquely his, based on his own tastes, imagination, and life experiences (Even his bottle-stoppers are immediately recognized as his signature work.) This approach seems to have worked; as Keith’s work has been sold world-wide, and has been showcased in over fifty publications. He approaches his teaching in the same manner; his goal is to help students become better turners; he believes improvements in student's work can be immediate; it does not have to take years of trial and error methods. Keith enjoys showing how even the smallest detail change or design element can make a huge improvement in a student's work.