Beginning Bowl Turning

This course will introduce the student to the art, science, and techniques needed to turn a block of wood into functional sculpture. Introductory demonstrations will include wood selection and drying, preparing stock for turning, tool sharpening and machine tool operations. Each student will have the time to complete at least one platter and two bowls of their design. The first class is a whirlwind immersion into all the facets of bowl turning for the whole group. Cost includes materials for your first two projects. Time permitting, we may get into some rough-edge green-wood turning. 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.

Wooden bowlInstructor: Phil Armstrong
Dates: Wednesdays, Febuary 4 - April 1, 2015 
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Cost: $185.00
Location: Katherine Harper Hall Room 146

Click here to register

Registration will begin on the following dates, and close three working days before the class begins:

  • SPRING SESSION: December 1 at noon

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.

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

Director: Eric Reichard, 828-262-6360

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

Send mail to Eric Reichard with questions or comments about this web site. Webmaster: Charles Davis.
Copyright © 2003 Michael R. Patricelli Craft Enrichment Program