The Constructed Vessel

May 31, 2020 – June 6, 2020

Josh Almond

Small vessels, such as bowls or vases, are most easily turned on a lathe, however what is the process to create a work that is larger and less symmetrical? In this workshop students will adapt contemporary boatbuilding techniques to construct larger sculptural vessels. Using the bandsaw, table saw and a variety of hand tools, you will learn how to fashion a strongback, setup forms, bend ribbands, and build up surfaces to create hollow, volumetric forms of your own design. Topics covered include steaming wood, rolling a bevel and applying cold-molded veneers, as well as some basic carving and finishing techniques. Open to all skill levels.


Joshua Almond is a sculptor living and working in Orange County, California. He was an associate professor of Art/Sculpture at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. He holds a BA from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee and an MA in Wood from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. Almond works primarily in wood to create sculptural forms that explore ideas about the body, landscape and the environment.

Josh Almond

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 2020. 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 of deposit.


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