Fearless Carving: The Eccentric Bowl with Kate Hawes

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Carving in wood can free us to think outside the box and the circle. Focus on the carved vessel as a vehicle for exploring concavity and convexity, sculptural ideas, mass and balance. You will sketch your own designs and think creatively about form and how it relates to function. We will learn roughing out techniques on the bandsaw and drill press and then go ‘unplugged’ from there. You will build skill with spokeshaves, drawknives, carving gouges, rasps, files, and scrapers. Grain direction, bevel angles, edge tool anatomy, good posture and habits, hold down techniques, rims, and surface treatments will be part of our conversation along the way. Beginner and Beyond

Tuition: $615 (lunch is included)
Studio/Materials Fee: $60
Registration Fee: $30*
 (listed as "shipping" in cart) *Members use coupon code WAIVEFEE at check-out


Kate Hawes has been working with wood for 25 years. She has worked as a custom furniture maker, founded and run a cooperative wood shop in Brooklyn, and had her own business making custom furniture for clients. She has a certificate in Furniture and Cabinet Making from The North Bennet Street School and completed a residency at The Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Her furniture has appeared in Fine Woodworking magazine and Architectural Digest. Her work has been exhibited in shows around Brooklyn. She enjoys sharing her love for the craft with adults who ‘have the woodworking bug’. She has taught at The Crafts Student League, Makeville Studio, and The Folk Art Museum. She splits her time between teaching classes and working in her dream shop in the Catskills where she is inspired by the surrounding woods and all that dwells in them. www.katehawes.net

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