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Spiral Carved and Straight Carved Vessels

June 16 - 21, 2024

Avelino Samuel  ·  instagram.com/avelinosamuelvi


Master Woodworking Workshop

Workshop at a glance

Discover how to select materials suitable for carving and the factors to consider when deciding the number and width of segments for a vessel, texturing, finishing and the making of feet, collars, and turning finials.

Techniques

  • Woodworking and woodturning
  • Texturing, finishing, and adding embellishments to wood turned objects
  • Carving the hollow vessel

Materials

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

Outcomes

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

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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Workshop Description

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 intermediate to advanced students.

COURSE FEE: $950



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Register

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

Call 865-436-5860 with questions about registering for this workshop.


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