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Paducah School of Art & Design Master Artist Workshop: Wyatt Servers - Fundamentals of Green Wood Turning

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Wyatt Severs has taught woodworking at Murray State University, Peters Valley School of Craft, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, and the Appalachian Center for Craft. He is currently making and teaching in his private studio located at the Murray Art Guild. Wyatt’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and included in the publications 500 Cabinets, Making Good, Maker Moxie and Woodwork magazines. His work will be showcased in a solo exhibit scheduled to open September 9 at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science in Evansville, Indiana.

Students will learn the fundamentals of woodturning through demonstrations and lectures focusing on the use of green lumber. We will begin with spindle turning, learning the basic structures of beads and coves, which are the foundation of all shapes in woodturning. On the first day, students will create a mallet or two, or something similar in size. From there we will move into bowl turning, learning the processes of selecting lumber for stability and aesthetics, and the proper way to mount lumber to ensure safety while turning. Students will practice and perfect proper tool use, drying and finishing techniques, tool sharpening and lathe maintenance. July 13-15 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Paducah School of Art and Design.

Paducah School of Art & Design Master Artist Workshop: Wyatt Servers - Fundamentals of Green Wood Turning

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