Turned and Lidded Boxes

Jennifer Shirley
October 9-13


This is an opportunity for intermediate turners to advance their skills by creating lidded forms such as bowls and boxes, and two-piece hollow forms such as bottles and urns.  Through extensive demonstration and individual guidance, Jennifer shares on-lathe techniques for turning green and dried wood, and off-lathe methods of surface embellishment using wood burners, rotary carvers, gessoes, milk paints and acrylics. She also shares techniques for making lids with finials out of hammered copper.

Working to a maximum scale of 6” in diameter and height, participants create numerous pieces for a rich learning experience. Jennifer encourages creativity and offers a ton of new ideas and techniques that participants can successfully apply to their work when they return home.

Jennifer Shirley is a wood artist in Indianapolis, IN, with 18 years of turning experience. She has written articles for Woodturning Design and was a featured artist in the British publication Woodturning. She teaches at crafts schools and woodturning symposia nationwide. Jen’s website is jennifer-shirley.com.

Open to intermediate turners, including anyone who has taken one of our introductory turning courses.


Tuition: $770


  •  Black Flame L ShirleyBlack Flame by Jennifer Shirley, cherry, copper, dye, and pyrography (2 ½”x5”), 2014

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