Intro to Woodturning ・ Beth Ireland & Scarlette RouseWoodturning

This class is an introduction to the art of woodturning. Students will learn the techniques of spindle, end grain and faceplate turning while creating useable objects such as tools, small vessels and a bowl. There will be an emphasis on sharpening, proper tool use, and woodturning safety. This class will benefit, furniture makers, artists, sculptors and wood lovers. Whether you are a beginner, or have been turning for a while this class will provide a fun safe atmosphere to develop and improve your skills.

Beth Ireland lives in Saint Petersburg, Florida and earned her BA from the State University College at Buffalo and an MFA in sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has been operating Beth Ireland Woodworking since 1983, providing a specialization in architectural and artistic woodturning. Since 2010, Ireland has been involved in a traveling art/craft project titled Turning Around America, and an instrument-making project ( since 2016. She also teaches the Professional Woodturning Intensive course at The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship.

Scarlette Rouse lives and farms in Seven Springs, North Carolina and has been woodturning for eleven years. She has been a student at Arrowmont since 2014, taking classes from professional woodturners and teaching a community class there. Rouse provides demonstrations for numerous woodturning clubs and the North Carolina Woodturning Symposium. Her passion is making wooden boxes for critically ill children and donating them to hospitals and individuals.


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