Enriching lives through art and craft

Turning Wood Pottery

June 6 - 11, 2021

Matt Monaco  ·  monacobowls.com

Workshop at a glance

Develop a great eye for design with an exciting variety of turning techniques aimed for mastery in the craft to create beautiful woodturned vessels.


  • Woodturning and hollowing
  • Creating vessels based on ceramic pottery


  • White ash turning blanks
  • Spindle, bowl gouges, and lathe
  • Hand tools and finishing techniques


  • Design and shaping techniques for wood vessels
  • Forms based on pottery

Artist Bio

Matt Monaco operates a full-time woodturning studio in Southwest Missouri and has been turning wood for over 15 years. He apprenticed for five years with training that included working with acclaimed masters of the craft. Monaco creates custom series vessels and containers for the interior design industry, regional craft shows, and for collectors using woods from the Ozark Mountain Range.
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Workshop Description

In this workshop students will learn to design, shape, and hollow out an original, and beautifully designed woodturned vessel. You will use the wood lathe to emulate the detail and traditions of forms derived from a variety of pottery styles found throughout fine handmade craft. Participants will discover the finer points in the art of creating beautiful semi-enclosed vessels with hand-turned classic exterior detail that also includes the proper use, sharpening and application of turning tools. The discovery and joy of shaping wood on the wood lathe and use of hand tools will lead into the creation of completing a finished vessel of your own design. Open to all skill levels.

COURSE FEE: $675  ·  download the materials list

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