Spiral Carved And Straight Carved Vessels

August 1 - 6, 2021

Avelino Samuel


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. This class is best suited for intermediate-to-advanced students.

Techniques

  • Woodworking and woodturning
  • Texturing, finishing, and adding embellishments to woodturned 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

Students will learn how to select material suitable for carving and hollow the vessel (or bowl) to the required wall thickness for carving. You 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 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: $800  ·  materials list



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