Advanced Bowl Turning -- Fall, 2015

This course will continue the art, science, and techniques needed to turn a block of wood into functional sculpture. We will explore some rough-edge and green-wood spindle turning, wood curing, selection, and tool sharpening. You may never look at a pile of firewood the same again! It is recommended for each student to provide their own safety glasses or shield and earplugs.

Instructor: Phil Armstrong
Enrollment: 5
Dates: Thursdays, Sept. 17 -- Nov. 12 (8 weeks of class; no class Thursday, October 15, 2015, due to ASU Fall Break) 
Time: 6:00 pm-- 8:30 pm
Cost: $195.00   Materials for class projects are included in the class fee.
Location: Katherine Harper Hall Room 146

Registration will begin on the following dates and will remain open until three days before the class starts:

  • FALL SESSION: August 1 at noon
  • SPRING SESSION: December 1 at noon
  • SUMMER SESSION: May 1 at noon

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PLEASE NOTE: You may cancel a craft class up to two weeks before the class begins, with a $30 cancellation fee assessed. No refunds are allowed within two weeks of the start date, nor after the class begins.

Phil Armstrong is a furniture builder and has been a faculty member in the Technology Department at ASU for 27 years. He turned his first bowl more than 30 years ago and hasn't stopped. He works primarily with locally harvested hardwoods, normally destined for the fireplace, and he creates functional works of art. His latest obsessions are spalted maple and natural-edge bowls.

PLEASE NOTE: Most classes meet over multiple weeks. Registration for each class is open until the class fills or until three working days before the class begins, whichever comes first. If you miss the registration for this semester we hope you will consider taking this class the next time it is offered. Please contact Teri Reddick at to be added to the mailing list if you would like to be notified when new classes are offered.

Director: Kathy Copley,

Director Emeritus: Eric Reichard,, 828-262-6360

If you experience problems completing the registration, contact Teri Reddick at 828-262-2530 or email Teri Reddick at

If you need accommodations due to a disability, contact the Office of Disability Services at least two weeks prior to the beginning of your Craft Enrichment class. (828) 262-3056.

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