The Art of Containment

October 21, 2018 – October 27, 2018

Clay Foster and John Jordan

Whether it is a bowl, bottle, vase, urn, or box, containers are essential to human life. In this workshop students will create a turned container that is functional, decorative, practical or expressive. Instruction and demonstrations include technical and design advice, with an emphasis on embellishing. This is a class for skilled turners only, and by approval from the instructors.


Clay Foster is a Texan living in Indianapolis, Indiana where he shares Harmony Studio with his wife Jennifer Shirley. He began woodworking at the age of five when his father gave him his own handsaw. Foster is a former Board of Governor member at Arrowmont, and is a founding member and former vice-president of the American Association of Woodturners.

Clay Foster

John Jordan is a woodturner from Cane Ridge, Tennessee. Known primarily for his textured and carved hollow vessels, he has been featured in numerous turning exhibitions over the past 20 years. His work has received numerous awards, and is in the permanent collections of many museums and corporations, ranging from The White House to the prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England. Foster is a frequent writer of woodturning articles, has produced several instructional DVDs, and has taught in eight countries and across the U.S., including more than 20 classes at Arrowmont.

John Jordan

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

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