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.  Classes are limited to three to five 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

photo by Brad Ferguson

Turned Wood Jewelry
Sunday August 3 - Monday August 4, 2014
This class covers basic spindle turning techniques that can be used to make turned wood jewelry. Students will make simple wood components that can be used to make elegant wearable art! Jewelry design will be discussed...
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Bowl Turning
Sunday August 24 - Monday August 25, 2014
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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Spindle Turning Techniques
Sunday September 21, 2014
Spindle turning is the foundation of woodturning and can provide an understanding of the material that transfers to all forms of turning. We will talk about the 7 Fundamentals of the Perfect Cut, freehand sharpening using a bench grinder...
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The Gamut
Sunday July 20 - Tuesday July 22, 2014
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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Derek Weidman
Sunday July 6, 2014
Prepare to shatter all your ideas of what you thought you could do with a lathe! Derek uses sweeping cuts on a lathe and multi-axis turning to sculpt forms of animals and human faces. Yes, his forms are entirely turned...
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