Patterns, Texture And Color

October 11, 2020 – October 17, 2020

Donna Zils Banfield

This workshop focuses on techniques used in the instructor’s Illusions in Wood body of works. Students will use woodburning tips and rotary powered tools to create textures and patterns on their woodturnings. Milk paint, Gesso and acrylic paints will complete the illusion, deceptively transforming the pieces into pottery, ceramics, cloisonné, glass or hammered metal. Students will learn to turn and decorate their forms. Class demonstrations include how to use patterns and colors on the turned forms and applying patterns. You will leave class having learned techniques that you can use in their own shops. Prior turning skills are helpful, but not required. Open to all skill levels.


Donna Zils Banfield began teaching woodworking in 2007 in her studio in Derry, New Hampshire. She has been creating works of art in wood since 2001. Her symposia presentations include Totally Turning, SWAT, Virginia Woodturning Symposium, the American Association of Woodturners International Symposium in Portland Oregon, and the Irish Woodturner’s Guild Annual Seminar.

Donna Zils Banfield

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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