The Wooden Chef: Turned Utensils

October 9 - October 10, 2021

The Wooden Chef: Turned Utensils


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $335
Material Fee: $65

With a lathe, a few scraps of wood, and a little know-how, you can make some really great things for the cooks in your life. Join a weekend of fun in the woodshop as you learn how to turn a wide variety of cooking utensils including rolling pins, spoons and spreaders. You’ll go home with a bunch of new skills, as well as a handful of kitchen-ready items.

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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Ken Burton

Ken Burton has been working with wood professionally since 1984. He is spectacularly over-educated for a woodworker, holding an Associate of Arts degree from Bucks County Community College in Fine Woodworking, a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Arts Education from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Woodworking and Furniture Design from the School for American Crafts at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Ken’s studio, Windy Ridge Woodworks is a multifaceted endeavor reflecting his wide range of interests in various craft media. At the heart of the operation is the design and construction of studio furniture, custom cabinetry, and wood sculpture. This is coupled with the teaching of woodworking workshops and the writing of woodworking books and articles. This year, Ken wrapped up his career in public education and has signed on as a Senior Editor with Woodcraft magazine.

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