Turned And Carved: Form, Pattern, Texture and Color

October 27, 2019 – November 2, 2019

Al Stirt

This master workshop focuses on creating bowl and platter forms from both green and dry wood. Students will create pure turned forms including bowls and platters while incorporating carving texturing and color. Techniques covered include the use of bowl gouges and sheer scrapers, the selection and cutting of wood, drying wood, carving on turnings, turned textures and cutting through a painted surface. Participants will leave class with new techniques and design ideas to use in creating their own original work. Some experience in bowl turning required.


Al Stirt has been a professional woodturner for almost 50 years. He demonstrates and teaches woodturning and design throughout North America and overseas. His work is included in numerous public and private collections including the Smithsonian, The White House, the Museum of Art and Design and the Victoria and Albert Museum. In 1997, the American Association of Woodturners awarded him an Honorary Lifetime Membership.

Al Stirt

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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