Carve Your Niche

June 24, 2018 – July 7, 2018

Julia Harrison

The goal of this workshop is to make carving a versatile staple of the participant’s creative practice. Students will develop safe metal and wood carving skills and efficient approaches for every stage from layout to roughing to surface detail. You will become familiar with hand and power tools, and carveable materials, working at a small scale that’s perfect for jewelry but applicable to furniture or sculpture. Students examine how and why carving has been pursued at different times and in different cultures. You will leave with samples, at least one finished work, and a carving approach customized to your personal aesthetic, budget and goals. Why just find your niche, when you can carve one? Open to all skill levels.


Julia Harrison is a Seattle-based artist, educator and Jewelry/Metals Manager for the Pratt Fine Arts Center. She began carving almost twenty years ago in austere living conditions and she still depends on the same low-tech approaches. Harrison has presented workshops at Haystack, Penland, and the 92nd Street Y. Her recent carving projects range in scale from a quarter-inch to six feet and feature coal, bamboo, wax and obsidian.

Julia Harrison

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

  • I would like to be contacted about housing in the new dormitory that will have all private rooms with private baths if it is ready for occupancy for workshop dates.
  • $439
  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2018. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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