Traditional Shaker Boxes Unpacked
November 1, 2020 – November 7, 2020
The Shaker box is an elegant yet efficient utilitarian box requiring minimal materials and equipment to produce. In this workshop students will make a series of individual and nesting boxes, trays and carriers. During class students will discover a variety of finishes including milk paint as a traditional Shakers finish and other options for more natural ones. Techniques and skills presented will include a brief history of Shaker boxes, preparation of bands for a successful bend, intricacies of proper bending, the process of building a box onto itself, and basic tool skills and finishing techniques. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $675
Heather Ashworth is head technician of the Wood Studios at Arrowmont. She received her BFA in Furniture Design and Utilitarian Ceramics at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. Ashworth has been in the woodworking world since high school, where she was originally interested in architecture and construction. By her senior year, she attended a trade school in St. Louis, Missouri where she developed more furniture-based skills.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.