New Directions In Wood

October 20, 2019 – October 26, 2019

Jeanne Douphrate

The focus of this workshop is to equip students with the knowledge and skills to sculpt and bend wood without steam, opening a new world of possibilities in wood. Participants begin by creating curved and fragile-looking flower forms while learning the limits and possibilities of this natural, but specially compressed wood. Lathes and power carvers are used to contour and texture the wood, which is then soaked, bent and dried to hold desired shapes. Students will learn to join their creations to other turned objects and airbrush paint to create imaginative sculptures. Innovation and imagination are encouraged as you manipulate bendable compressed hardwoods in unexpected ways. Recommended for intermediate and advanced turners.


Jeanne Douphrate is a healthcare administrator and emerging wood sculptor from the San Antonio, Texas area who teaches and demonstrates wood turning around the country. Over the last five years, she has rapidly gained recognition for her innovative work in wood. Douphrate’s sculptures have been selected for numerous juried exhibitions, featured in publications and recognized with various awards.

Jeanne Douphrate

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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