Turn-Ting, Where Printing and Turning Collide
June 30, 2024 - July 12, 2024
Beth Ireland · bethireland.net
Workshop at a glance
Turn-ting is when printmaking and woodturning come together to create prints and objects.
- Traditional wood block printing techniques
- A variety of woodturning and sharpening skills
- Students will create a variety of prints which will become sculptural forms or turned containers
Beth Ireland earned an undergraduate degree from the State University College at Buffalo, and an MFA in sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has been running her company, Beth Ireland Woodworking, since 1983. Her business provides woodworking with a specialization in architectural and artistic woodturning and carving. Ireland has been involved in two traveling craft projects, “Turning Around America,” and “The Sanctuary Trailer” project. She has received three Windgate Fellowships, teaches the two-month Professional Woodturning Intensive at The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, and writes articles for professional journals. Beth lives and works in Saint Petersburg, Florida.
This exciting two-week workshop will introduce the lathe as a tool of making prints and then of creating structures for print vessels and boxes. Students will start by learning traditional relief printmaking techniques, such as reduction and pattern printing, utilizing wood as a material. Using the lathe, students will learn to turn cylinders and cones to carve on, creating rolled prints. Participants will also learn to create turned elements on the lathe that will be added to finished prints to create sculptural forms as well as functional items such as containers. This workshop is perfect for printmakers who want to expand their ideas of what a printmaking can look like in the 3D world, and for woodturners to use the lathe in a completely different context. The workshop will provide a safe supportive atmosphere for learning technical skills and developing a personal voice.
COURSE FEE: $1,675
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