Inception To Completion: Resin Casting a Burl Vessel

July 21, 2019 – July 27, 2019

Alan Trout

In this workshop students will make a resin cast burl vessel to discover the artistry in selecting the right piece of wood and how burl selection, proportion, color selection and finish are all-important to the final aesthetic of a piece. You will learn about the types of resins, pigments, forming and equipment that are needed, combined with techniques to successfully complete your piece. This is an inception to completion study. With a little patience, acquired skills, and attention to technical detail, participants will go home with a beautiful finished piece. A student’s working knowledge of vessel and bowl turning is helpful to a successfully completed piece.


Alan Trout lives in San Antonio, Texas, and his work is focused on what he terms “syntho-organic forms.” His home and studio are near downtown in Tobin Hill, a historic neighborhood with a thriving art scene. Trout blends resins and organic materials in harmony with elegant classic forms that have become his recognized signature style.

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

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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 2019. 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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