Introduction to Bowl Turning

September 6 - September 8, 2024

Introduction to Bowl Turning


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $540
Material Fee: $75

Bowls and bowls and bowls! Gain a comprehensive understanding of bowl turning fundamentals and insight into the gratification of turning bowls. Participants will be exposed to a full spectrum of woodturning tools and equipment over the course of the weekend, and then switch focus to making as many bowls as it takes to commit skills to muscle memory. We will discuss proportion and design choices, work holding methods, tool and cut choices, preparation, and safety. Questions and creativity are highly encouraged.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
Lunch is included for all participants

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



Janine Wang

Janine Wang is a woodworker and educator based in Philadelphia, PA. She teaches woodturning within the Fine Woodworking department at Bucks County Community College, woodworking at the West Philly-based non-profit Tiny WPA, and leads various workshops across the states every year. She exhibits furniture work exalting freedom, familiarity, and unrestricted comfort in the environment. Janine has a formal educational background in architecture and furniture arts from the Cooper Union and RISD, has garnered a working education from the wonderful woodworking and production industry in Philadelphia, and has done residencies at various craft institutions including the Museum for Art in Wood, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, and Goggleworks Center for the Arts. She believes a hands-on approach is crucial in good design, and is excited to share this as much and often as she can.

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