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Exploring Form, Texture, and Finish on Woodturned Vessels

October 13 - 18, 2024

Elizabeth Weber  ·  website

Workshop Overview

In this workshop, students will create bowls and learn turning techniques using various tools to achieve their desired shape. This workshop will look at a variety of surface techniques that can be used to further enhance vessels. This includes carving, texturing, and the application of color using milk paints and acrylics. Students will also learn where to find inspiration for their work and how to successfully transfer ideas onto the pieces they have created. By the end of this workshop, students will have created several pieces that tell a story.


  • Finding inspiration to tell your story
  • Form and layout on your woodturned vessels
  • Turning and embellishing pieces through a variety of techniques
  • Tool selection and proper tool use while at the lathe


  • Domestic Hardwoods
  • Acrylics
  • Milk Paints


  • Proper tool selection and safety when woodturning
  • Telling your story through turning and embellishing
  • Various finishing techniques



Fees exclude housing and meal plans. Review housing options here.

Artist Bio

Born and raised in Tennessee, Elizabeth Weber first specialized in engineering, earning an M.S. in civil engineering from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and working in several engineering jobs. In 2012, she moved to Seattle, WA, and in 2015 decided to nurture her artistic side through woodworking. Her first creations included several pieces of furniture in the Arts & Crafts style, but she eventually turned to smaller objects and now specializes in bowls, spoons, and boxes. Her skills range from natural finish and simple forms to highly carved and painted forms that emulate natural motifs. She is the American Association of Woodturner’s 2023 POP Artist Showcase recipient and has taught and demonstrated at schools and woodturning clubs across the country. She also helps run the Seattle Spoon Club, and serves on the Seattle Woodturners board as their program director and Women in Turning liaison.

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In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

Call 865-436-5860 with questions about registering for this workshop.

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