Turning for Daily Life - Part One of a Two Part Series

  • December 08, 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • 35 Frost St Brattleboro, VT


  • Refund Policy: Full refunds or a class credit can be provided if you cancel at least 48 hours before the start of the class by contacting HatchSpace at info@hatchspace.org, by calling 802-257-3935, or in person. There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups or deferments for missed classes.
    Cancellation Policy: HatchSpace reserves the right to cancel any class for any reason. A class may be canceled in the event the minimum number of students for the class is not reached. In this case, registrants will receive a full refund or class credit, and notified by valid email provided at registration.

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Turning for Daily Life

Part One of a Two Part Series

My favorite part of woodworking is its application to my direct lived experience.  As we learn to build and sculpt, we learn to create and curate the worlds we live in.  In this class, you’ll learn how to fashion a handle for something that you can use every day.  You’ll learn basic lathe functions and techniques, and get some practice shaping wood on the machine that can be transferred later to turning bowls and spindles.  Bring something small with a handle that’s not quite meeting your needs, and together we’ll all get a better handle on things. 3 hours. Open to any adult over 18. No experience necessary. Materials included. 

Sunday, December 8, 2019.  1-4 p.m.   $60

Instructor: Blake Johnson

From all-hand-tool timberframing in rural Poland, to machining sheets of sparkly pink plexiglass for a set of fashion show stages, I am always keen to learn and try something new.  I've built scribed log playgrounds, museum casework and exhibits, furniture, and renovated houses.  I collect skills and techniques to inform my sense of how to build a world I'd like to live in.  Creating objects is as much a process of making as using; something leaving the workshop enters my life in a new way, living and changing with me over time.  This sense of empowerment and responsibility to our own environment is something I hope to spread in every place that I can teach.  My portfolio can be seen at www.heartsparkarts.com and I am on Instagram as @runeshai. 

HatchSpace is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization  •  35 Frost Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301  •  info@hatchspace.org  •  (802)257-3935
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