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Spiral Carved and Straight Carved Vessels

June 16 - 21, 2024

Avelino Samuel  ·  @avelinosamuelvi

Workshop Overview

In this workshop, students will learn how to select material suitable for carving and hollow a vessel to the required wall thickness for carving. Students will discover factors to consider when deciding the number and width of segments for a vessel. In addition, participants will learn how to carve, shape, and sand the segments. Other topics covered in this class include texturing (including burn texturing), finishing and the making of feet, collars and turning finials. This class is best suited for advanced students.



  • Class Materials List
  • Please note any materials you are expected to purchase prior to arrival
  • Estimated fees vary based on class size and materials used


  • Blocks of cherry, walnut, or ash wood
  • Power chisel and rotary carver
  • Turning tools


  • Creating a carved woodturned vessel
  • Finishing techniques for wood objects



Fees exclude housing and meal plans. Review housing options here.

Artist Bio

Avelino Samuel is a native of St. John, Virgin Islands who is retired from teaching and is now a full-time woodturner. He earned his BS in Industrial Arts Education from North Carolina A&T State University and an MS in Industrial Education from Eastern Michigan University. Samuel conducts workshops at Arrowmont and other craft schools.

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