Creative Milking Stools

September 8 - September 10, 2023

Creative Milking Stools


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $455
Material Fee: $65

Come and learn how to make a three-legged milking stool with a wild branch leg. Participants will be able to design their own milking stool and use the lathe, drill press, block plane and bandsaw to make it come to life. There will be an introduction to spindle turning for the legs, hand carving for the branches, and a discussion of finishing techniques for the surfaces. Participants may also bring carving gouges if they desire. This unique piece could be the perfect stepping stool for a home or heirloom gift for a young child.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day

Registration will open in early December. Please check back for updated information and cost.


Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult


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Angela Robins

Angela Robins is a woodworker and educator, inspired by Scandinavian and Japanese wooden crafts, particularly the boat and the bowl. From axe carving to woodturning on the lathe, she works primarily with freshly cut wood, or green wood. She has studied traditional woodworking in Japan, Norway, Sweden, and for two years as a resident in the artisan development program at North House Folk School in Grand Marais, Minnesota. In 2015 she received a Minnesota State Arts Board Folk & Traditional Crafts grant to study Scandinavian wooden bowl turning. She has taught skin-on-frame boatbuilding, woodturning and woodcarving. She is excited to get connected to the creative community and landscape at Peters Valley.

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