Basket Illusion

Harvey Meyer
September 16-20

This is an opportunity to learn the entire sequence of techniques with which Harvey creates highly regarded “basket-illusion” platters and bowls. These include finding sources of inspiration and designing patterns, using a bowl gouge to get remarkable surface quality without sanding, using a beading tool to turn 1/8" beads on both sides of a platter, burning valleys between beads with thinned plastic laminate strips, segmenting both sides of the platter with indexing jigs and pyrography pens, and dyeing segments to match a pattern.

Each student practices the entire sequence on a small plate before completing one or two 10” basket-illusion platters. Participants are encouraged to design their own patterns, but may also use patterns provided by Harvey.  

Harvey Meyer has been a professional wood turner in Dunwoody, GA, since 2013, following a career in telecommunications. He has been published in Fine Woodworking, American Woodturner, and New Zealand’s Creative Wood, and he has taught and demonstrated at Arrowmont in Gatlinburg, TN, John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC, the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain in Staffordshire, UK, the American Association of Woodturners Symposium in Kansas City, MO, and scores of woodturning clubs and symposia. Harvey’s work has been exhibited at fine galleries in the southeast and he is also represented by the Collectors of Wood Art. His website is

Open to intermediate and advanced turners.


Tuition: $810

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