Ashley Harwood on Turning Skills - All Day Demo

  • 03 Feb 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Multnomah Arts Center - Classroom 7
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Turning Skills and Design

Date:  February 3rd, Saturday
Location:  Cottage 5, Multnomah Arts Center
Time:  9am-4pm
Cost:  $40

Instructor:  Ashley Harwood

Description:  Ashley will continue her demonstration work from the Thursday night Club meeting by talking about the tools that she uses - how they are sharpened and what their benefits are. This theme will continue throughout the demo; she encourages questions on this topic, too! She will cover all of the fundamental cuts in spindle turning before showing how I make one of the finials on my sea urchin ornaments. Next, I will show how I use these same cuts on a bowl, with a tall-shaped push cut bowl. By using the same cuts that we use in spindle turning, I can create a flowing shape with a finish straight off of the gouge that is ready for 150 to 180 grit sandpaper. If time permits, I will also show how to turn a few simple shaped beads for jewelry as well as some assembly techniques.

Ashley will talk about how she can get different grain patterns in her bowls depending on how she cuts the wood out of the tree. She will touch on the drying process she uses in Charleston, SC, her hometown. Lastly, she will talk about the aesthetic side of turning, i.e. how do you create a pleasing form and how to add simple turned design elements to your bowls and other work that can help it to stand out. 

 Several other Club members have taken from Ashley on her previous visits and all, including myself, recommend her instruction.  This all day event will be a comprehensive overview that will complement her Club demo and all day class.  This will be your opportunity for a close up look at what she does and how she does it.  

Note:  there will be a mid day lunch break.  Local restaurants and a Starbucks are close by.

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