Beyond The Basic Box

November 1, 2020 – November 7, 2020

Jim Scarsella

In this workshop students will utilize the woodturned box form to do a deep dive into surface embellishment and decoration. Although topics covered will include box design, wood selection, grain orientation and turning methods, the primary focus will be on methods of surface detailing. Relief carving, texturing, woodburning, branding and various coloring methods will be explored. Participants will complete several boxes during the workshop, and most importantly leave with an understanding of several new methods for adding detail and color to their work. Some prior experience at the lathe and using rotary carving tools will be beneficial.


Jim Scarsella is an artist and arts administrator who resides in Sevierville, Tennessee. After a career in anesthesia and business in the Detroit area, he is the deputy director at Arrowmont and works on his art from his home studio. Scarsella has exhibited and taught woodturning and carving throughout the U.S. and has had his artwork or writing published in American Woodturner, More Woodturning and Woodturning Magazine.

Jim Scarsella

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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