Surface Design on Thin-walled Turnings
This course is for more experienced turners who want to explore the remarkable methods that Binh has developed for turning, carving, piercing, and coloring thin-walled bowls and vessels from green wood. Through demonstration and one-on-one instruction, Binh shares his knowledge of tool selection, wood-drying, thin-wall turning techniques, surface preparation, piercing and texturing with high-speed drills, airbrushing, and gilding. He gives special attention to the design process and encourages participants to translate their own sources of inspiration into finished work.
Binh Pho was born in Vietnam and now resides in Maple Park, Illinois. When the Vietnam War ended in 1975 he refused to accept Communism and, after four hard years, reached the United States. Here he continued his education and earned his Bachelor degree in 1982. He first took up woodturning in 1992 and has since become a leader in the field. In 2006 he was accorded a solo exhibition at the Long Beach Museum of Art in conjunction with the publication of his biography, River of Destiny. His work has been represented in numerous museum and gallery exhibitions internationally and is included in many corporate and public collections including The White House Collection, The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian, and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.
Open to intermediate turners.
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