Introduction to Spindle and Bowl Turning -- Not Offered Summer, 2018

During this class different species of woods, sources for wood and equipment, wood turning tools, lathes, and techniques of the wood turning craft will be explored with beginner students.  Students will have the opportunity to use fine lathes and a variety of wood turning equipment.  Each student will create a candlestick holder or a wine bottle stopper and a wood bowl.  Supplies for these projects are included in the tuition.  After these projects are complete, students can bring in their own supplies for that special wood turning project they have always wanted to create.  The final night of class students will have a chance to “show” their work created during the course to other students. Each student is to provide their own safety glasses or shield and earplugs.


Wooden bowlInstructor:  Luke Stack
Dates:        (8 wk)
Cost:  $195    Materials for class projects are included in the class fee.
Location: Katherine Harper Hall Room 146

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Registration will begin on the following dates and will remain open until the class fills or three working days before the class starts, whichever comes first:

  • FALL SESSION: August 10 at noon
  • SPRING SESSION: December 1 at noon
  • SUMMER SESSION: May 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.

Luke Stack has passionately pursued woodworking as a hobby over the past 5 years. His obsession with woodworking began when he built his first piece of furniture in his uncle’s shop. Ever since, he has taken advantage of classes offered at ASU to gain more experience and to better his understanding of the craft.  Luke’s experience is primarily in furniture construction and bowl turning.  Luke is also pursing a degree in Computer Science at Appalachian State University.

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: Dacia Trethewey,

Director Emeritus: Eric Reichard,

If you experience problems completing the registration, contact Jack Chambers at 828-262-2933 or email Jack Chambers 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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