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Graceful Flow: Exploring the Form of Shallow Bowls

May 22 - 27, 2022

Chris Hoehle  ·  studiocsh.com

Workshop at a glance

An exploration of the wide rims and subtle ogee curves of the shallow bowl or platter.


  • Using the side-ground bowl gouge and negative rake scraper
  • Sharpening woodturning tools
  • Sanding to a flawless finish
  • Workholding methods
  • Exploring a variety of surface embellishment techniques


  • Exploring a variety of surface embellishment techniques
  • Milk paint
  • Transtint dye


  • Complete several bowls or platters
  • Explore a variety of interesting techniques to embellish the rims

Artist Bio

Chris Hoehle is a woodturner from Denver, Colorado where he maintains a studio practice creating bowls, vessels, boxes, and wall hanging sculptures. His most recent efforts include developing a popular series of classes for the community workshop at the Denver Tool Library where he also works as a shop monitor. Hoehle began his study of woodworking 17 years ago at Red Rocks Community College. His work has been featured in the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship’s 2013 exhibition “Turning Twenty.”
Arrowmont Connections

  • Chris Hoehle

Workshop Description

The wide rims of platters and shallow bowls with graceful, flowing ogee curve profiles provide the perfect canvass for many different forms of artistic expression, including carving, painting, burning and dyeing, and they are a wonderful use of those gorgeous pieces of wood that are perhaps not thick enough to make a deeper bowl or vessel. We will cover good bowl turning technique using the side-ground bowl gouge and negative rake scraper, the secrets of getting the graceful ogee profile of these shallow bowls just right, and we’ll explore various ways to embellish the wide rims of your masterpieces to let your unique creative voice shine through! Open to all skill levels including beginners.

COURSE FEE: $775  ·  materials list

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