What to see?? What to see??? That was the common angst as we approached the 8:00 am. beginning of four simultaneous demonstrations.
David Ellsworth on Natural Edge Bowls.
Paul Fennell on Hollow Forms.
Cam Merkle on Convincing Textures.
Everyone soon settled into watching a chosen demo while absorbing as much information as possible. Notebooks and smart phones were in abundance as participants recorded important points for use later on in their own shops.
I attended the session on turning a natural edge bowl. David’s mastery of his deep fluted gouge and detailed explanations of each stage of his cuts was a testament to his years of turning and teaching.
For some pictures of his process click HERE.
The second rotation of the morning featured:
Bernie Bober doing deep hollow turning.
Chris Nakoneshny on coring Bowls.
Paul Fennell on Layout and Embellishing.
Jacques Vesery on Forms.
Jacques presented the best session I have ever experienced on the importance of form in our work and exercises to help us improve our eye and muscle memory. He began with a slide show and highlighted two books that he has found helpful.
Thanks Jacques for a most informative session.
For more pictures on Jacques presentation click HERE.
You can see pictures from the whole day including morning sessions, lunch, afternoon sessions and supper HERE.