From Tree To Lathe With A Focus On Decorative Platters

October 14, 2018 – October 20, 2018

Dennis Fuge

In this workshop students turn a decorative platter by learning to identify the most common trees in the U.S. and the best ways to use them. Beginning with rough logs, the topics covered include green wood turning, grain orientation, design, proper use of tools and finishing, and decorative techniques. Emphasis will be given on how to bring out the beauty in any piece of wood. The platter can be decorated with resins, metals, ebonizing, carving, egg shell, pyrography, masking and painting. Come and learn to make your own uniquely designed platter that people will marvel at! Open to all skill levels.


Dennis Fuge is a woodturner from Erwinna, Pennsylvania who has been turning for 50 years and regularly teaches at the Peters Valley Craft School. His focus is on deep hollow vessels, platters and artistic pieces using color, mixed media and carving. Fuge has demonstrated his style at many events.

Dennis Fuge

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.
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  • 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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