Turned and Sculpted Boxes

Steven Kennard
September 23-27

This is an opportunity to strengthen your woodturning skills and explore new aspects of surface decoration by making exquisite lidded containers. Students practice both spindle and end-grain turning with small-scale gouges, chisels, scrapers, and parting tools. Steven offers instruction in the preparation of materials and tools, techniques for turning round boxes with fitted lids, decorative use of multiple wood species, surface texturing with flexible-shaft grinders, and finishing.

Steven Kennard is a woodturner and sculptor in Canning, Nova Scotia. In his 40-plus-year career he has lived, worked, and exhibited at prestigious venues in the U.K., France, and Canada. Among other shows and publications, his work was featured in the touring exhibition “Boxes and their Makers” and its companion book, New Masters of the Wooden Box (Fox Chapel Publishing, 2009), in New Masters of Woodturning (Fox Chapel Publishing, 2008), and on the back cover of Fine Woodworking in August, 2011. Steve has given demonstrations and courses across the U.S., Canada, and New Zealand, and has been a featured presenter at several American Association of Woodturners symposia. A short, professional documentary about him, “Turns,” may be seen at his website: stevenkennard.com.

Open to intermediate turners.


Tuition: $810

Kennard1Lost Orchard by Steven Kennard, African blackwood, thuya root burl, and cocobolo (3.25"x3.25"x3"), 2009