Turning Fine-Detail Platters

July 14 - July 18, 2023

Turning Fine-Detail Platters


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $735
Material Fee: $65

Learn to design, shape, turn, and finish beautifully elegant plates and platters on the lathe, with the addition of shear cut fine detail to accentuate and reinforce balance within the overall form. Emphasis will be on a gaining an in-depth understanding of what fine technique & form is at the lathe, and how specifically focused, project-based practice translates directly into to creating a well conceived high quality utilitarian item, while reinforcing the development of muscle memory, and encouraging the aesthetic for a more natural eye for design.

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

Level: Intermediate
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



Matt Monaco

Matt Monaco operates a full time woodturning studio in the southwest region of Missouri, where he makes dedicated collections, signature series vessels & lidded containers for the fine craft, interior design and high end furniture industry – using both woods from the Ozark Mountain Range & select exotic species. His early training includes a close understudy in both assisting & developing professionally with some of the craft’s early pioneers, and in product & vision development as an item/piece maker for ShackletonThomas Furniture; creating bowls of varying design, platters, lidded containers, & drafted items. Matt is a Fine Woodworking Contributor.

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