From Tree to the “Perfect Heirloom Bowl”

October 5 - October 6, 2024

From Tree to the “Perfect Heirloom Bowl”


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $395
Material Fee: $55

This workshop covers all of the techniques you will need to turn the “Perfect Bowl”. You will start by learning how to identify the most common trees in the USA and the best ways to use them. We will begin with rough logs and you will learn: green wood turning, grain orientation, design, proper use of tools and finishing and decorative techniques. This workshop will also include the use of pewter, aluminum and copper to achieve the golden mean proportions and transform your bowl into a “family heirloom”.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
NOTE: Our Dining Hall is closed for the season so lunches are NOT included.

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



Dennis Fuge

Dennis Fuge, a wood turner from Erwinna, PA, has been turning for 50 years. He has spent time in South Africa, Hong Kong and the USA. Dennis has demonstrated at events up and down the east coast, and regularly teaches at various craft schools across the country. His main focus is on deep hollow vessels, platters and artistic pieces. Some of his work will only use wood as a canvas and he creates some very eye-catching pieces using color, mixed media and carving. Some of his most interesting work includes metals such as pewter, copper and brass.

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