Woodturning Classes

All classes listed are offered at Ashley Harwood’s studio in Charleston, SC. All tools and equipment, safety equipment, materials and lunches are provided. All lathes are full sized. Classes are limited to four students in order to maximize hands-on instruction. Please sign up as soon as possible - because space is limited, classes do fill up! To register, email ashleyharwood@gmail.com

Bowl Turning

March 19 - 20, 2016

This class covers the basics of bowl turning. We begin with freehand grinding for sharpening tools using a bench grinder and platform. We cover the fundamental cuts in bowl turning, with the ultimate goal being a single cut...

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Bowl Turning Masterclass

April 22 - 24, 2016

This intensive class focuses on refining the processes of bowl turning. Students will learn to achieve the best cut from the gouge, whether on wet or dry wood. Tool sharpening, wood curing, bowl design, sanding techniques, and...  

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The Gamut

March 11 - 13, 2016

This class begins with spindle turning, the foundation of all woodturning. We focus on all of the fundamental cuts and shapes. Next, we transfer this knowledge to working on a bowl. We discuss the difference in grain orientation and...

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Bowl Turning

January 9 - 10, 2016

This class covers the basics of bowl turning. We begin with freehand grinding for sharpening tools using a bench grinder and platform. We cover the fundamental cuts in bowl turning, with the ultimate goal being a single cut...

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Box Making

With guest instructor Jason Breach

June 15 and 16, 2016

Jason Breach, visiting instructor from England, will walk us through the fundamentals of box making, from start to finish. He will discuss timber selections, how to mount the wood on the lathe, and the various tools...

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Jason Breach

guest instructor demonstration

June 14, 2016

If a box is round rather than square, is it still a box? If it is neither round nor square, then what do we call it?! Jason Breach’s work certainly pushes our boundaries of what a box is and how to go about making one...

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Stay tuned for more classes from Ashley Harwood...