Open Bowls To Hollow Forms

June 21, 2020 – June 27, 2020

David Ellsworth

In this workshop students will make open bowls and hollow forms on the lathe by incorporating the design concept of “line as volume” rather than “line as shape.” You will use digital images to reference the influence other turners have experienced in their careers and critique your own work. Participants will learn the refinements of using the Ellsworth Signature gouge and should have a good understanding of the instructor’s book, Ellsworth on Woodturning. Ellsworth’s hollowing tools and Crown Signature Gouges are available for use and/or purchase. Students are free to bring their own tools and hollowing systems. Open to advanced-intermediate to advanced-skill levels.


David Ellsworth operates his own private school of woodturning at his studio in Weaverville, North Carolina. He has become known as one of the premier designers of hollow wooden vessel forms. Ellsworth is a fellow and former trustee of the American Craft Council and received the prestigious Master of the Medium award in wood. He is the recipient of the Lifetime Membership Award from the American Association of Woodturners.

David Ellsworth

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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