All levels - English - 11 hours (two days) - 10 spots
In this beginner’s bowl turning class you will learn how to use an axe to safely work a freshly split trunk of green wood into a bowl blank. With the help of hook tools and muscle power you will turn your finished wooden bowl on a traditionally made Pole Lathe. The bowl produced will be ideal for everyday use in your kitchen, be it for muesli, soups, salads or snacks.
No prior experience needed. This workshop will still be beneficial for those with some experience as well.
What to bring?
If you have your own axe you are welcome to bring it, otherwise all tools and materials will be offered by the instructor.
Pole lathe bowl turning // fredag - laurdag
Oliver Klotzek (he/him), a passionate green-woodworker with over seven years of dedicated experience, has taught across mainland Europe, the UK, and the United States. His journey in woodworking has been marked by a commitment to continuous improvement and the acquisition of diverse techniques.
Specializing primarily in turning on a pole lathe, Oliver crafts bowls, plates, boxes and cups. His experience of this traditional method reflects not only technical prowess but also a deep appreciation for the heritage of the craft. Beyond woodwork, Oliver has delved into the realm of tool making & blacksmithing, broadening his skill set and demonstrating a keen interest in exploring the synergies between different materials.
In recent years, Oliver has taken on the role of a mentor, sharing his knowledge and expertise with others who aspire to embark on their own woodworking journey. His instructional focus extends to guiding enthusiasts in the creation of their own tools for turning on a pole lathe, fostering a sense of empowerment and self-sufficiency from beginning to end.
Driven by a desire to ignite passion for traditional craftsmanship, Oliver seeks to convey the intrinsic value of creating objects with one's hands using simple yet time-honored techniques. Through his work and teachings, he aims to inspire a broader audience to appreciate the beauty and fulfillment found in the artistry of traditional crafts.