Making Bowls and Boxes From Green Wood

July 25 - 30, 2021

Mark Gardner  ·  markgardnerstudio.com


Workshop at a glance

Develop an understanding of the properties of green wood so that you can use this dynamic material to create refined bowls and boxes without cracks, then finish with milk paint for accent.

Techniques

  • Woodturning with green wood
  • Turning bowls and boxes
  • Use of milk paint as finishing

Materials

  • Green wood
  • Milk paint
  • Sculpting tools

Outcomes

  • Creating bowls and shrink boxes from green wood
  • Experimentation for surface design with milk paint and texturing

Artist Bio

Mark Gardner lives and works in his studio in Saluda, North Carolina where he creates functional and decorative items. He teaches woodturning courses throughout the country. Gardner’s work can be found in fine craft galleries in the U.S. and in the public collections of the Yale Art Gallery and the Museum of Art and Design.
Arrowmont Connections

  • Mark Gardner

Workshop Description

Turning green wood is a joy. This workshop will focus on using this readily available material to make functional and decorative objects such as bowls, natural edge bowls, and shrink boxes. You will discover the properties of this dynamic material to create your refined work without cracks. Proper use and sharpening of the deep fluted bowl gouge will also be highlighted and the use of milk paint to accentuate form and surface are explored. Discussion and experimentation with various carving and texturing techniques are also covered. Open to all skill levels.

COURSE FEE: $675  ·  download the materials list



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