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.