Shaker Box Basics
June 23, 2019 – June 29, 2019
The Shaker box, an elegant yet efficient way of making a utilitarian box with minimal materials and equipment. In this one week class, students will make a #2 individual box, a set of 3 nesting boxes, and a divided carrier. Time permitted, extra material will be available for purchase. We will end the class with a variety of finishes including Milk Paint as a traditional Shakers finish and other options for a more natural finish.
Knowledge, techniques and skills learned: a brief history of Shaker boxes, prep of bands for a successful bend, intricacies of proper bending, the process of building a box onto itself (you can’t simply precut out pieces and expect them to fit), basic tool skills, and finishing techniques. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $675
Heather Ashworth has been in the woodworking world since high school, originally interested in architecture and construction. Ashworth attended trade school in St. Louis, Missouri, where she developed furniture-based skills. Following trade school, Heather graduated with a BFA in Furniture Design and Utilitarian Ceramics from Murray State University in Kentucky.
Ashworth was an Arrowmont Artist-in-Residence following graduation in 2012-2013, and joined the staff as the wood studio technician following her residency.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.