Open Bowls to Hollow Forms

June 16, 2019 – June 22, 2019

David Ellsworth

In this master workshop students make open bowls and hollow forms on the lathe by incorporating the design concept of “line as volume” rather than “line as shape.” You will use digital images to reference the influence other turners have experienced in their careers and critique your own work. Participants will learn the refinements of using the Ellsworth Signature gouge and should have a good understanding of the instructor’s book, Ellsworth on Woodturning. Ellsworth’s hollowing tools and Crown Signature Gouges are available for use and/or purchase. Students are free to bring your own tools and hollowing systems. Open to advanced-intermediate to advanced skill levels.


David Ellsworth operates his own private school of woodturning at his studio in Weaverville, North Carolina. He has become known as one of the premier designers of hollow wooden vessel forms. Ellsworth is a fellow and former trustee of the American Craft Council and received the prestigious Master of the Medium award in wood. He is the recipient of the Lifetime Membership Award from the American Association of Woodturners.

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