Robert F. Lyon
Join Robert Lyon and Doug Finkel
at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts July 22 - 28, 2018 for
WOODSHAPING: EXPLORING TECHNIQUES FOR HAND AND MACHINE
When hand and tool work together in harmony, the results can be extraordinarily rewarding. The purpose of this class is to provide a foundation upon which all woodshaping skills can be built. Participants will explore a variety of methods and techniques, from traditional to contemporary, by which to shape wood into an object that is useful and beautiful. Students will learn to safely saw, split, mill, turn on a lathe, band saw, grind, sand, rasp, file, and carve wood into bowls, spoons, spatulas, spreaders, ladles, and other functional, ornamental and sculptural objects. Surface embellishments such as scorching, coloring, bleaching, pyrography, and various finishes will also be demonstrated and discussed. Open to all experience and skill levels.