It’s Never Too Early For Ornaments
April 8 - 11, 2021
Janice Levi · janicelevi.com
Workshop at a glance
Make several perfectly proportioned heirloom ornaments of beautiful woods that will be treasured for generations to come.
- Woodturning ornaments
- Create finials and other designs on a lathe
- Blackwood, walnut, poplar, and banksia pod
- Gouging and hollowing tools
- Ornament making on the lathe
- Faux open-segmented woodturning
- Tool techniques
Janice Levi is a retired drama teacher and alternative school counselor living in Central Texas. She has been turning wood for 19 years and has presented at both regional and national symposia as well as clubs across the nation. Levi is known for her purses and jewelry but also enjoys turning heirloom ornaments, many of which are enhanced with pyrography and color. She also frequently writes for several woodturning magazines.
Students will explore the processes for making traditional, inside-outside, and faux open-segmented ornaments. You will also learn how form and proportion are necessary for completing elegant heirloom turnings. During class participants will turn thin, delicate finials and create an ornament that only appears to be segmented. Several species of wood, plus banksia pod, will be used. You will also discover precise measuring, tool techniques and sharpening, color choices, decorating, and creativity. Students will produce at least three heirloom ornaments plus several practice turnings and a huge sense of accomplishment. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $450 · materials list
Registration Opens February 1, 2021.
Call 865.436.5860 with questions.
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