Woodturning workshop at TAC

Published 4:30 pm Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tryon Art and Crafts will host a woodturning workshop on February 6 and 7 with instructor Anthony Napoli.

The workshop will offer instruction for three projects in order to improve the skills of woodturning students. Students will turn three kitchen dispensing tools over the course of the weekend.

A peppermill, a traditional salt shaker and a single-hole salt shaker will be turned from mahogany. Students will be given the opportunity to develop their own unique design for each project within the specified parameters, and then will execute that design on a Jet mini lathe. The class is open to all, but some experience in woodturning is recommended.

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Workshop coordinators say it is a pleasure to welcome Napoli as a new instructor at Tryon Arts and Crafts. He is well known and well respected in his field. Napoli lives in Inman, S.C. and received most of his training from Carolina Mountain Woodworkers Guild workshops, studying under some of the best wood turners and sculptors around.

Napoli states: As I apply various tools to the spinning wood, shavings are created that expose the grain and other features that allow for changes in the design. I look for characteristics that will produce interest and do not look at piece strictly for symmetry. Napoli has been published in multiple woodturning journals and has shown his work throughout the region.

Advance registration is required. For more information about the instructor or workshop including tuition and supply costs, contact Tryon Arts & Crafts at 828-859-8323 or by email tryonartsandcrafts@windstream.net.

More details and examples of projects are available on the Tryon Arts and Crafts website, www.TryonArtsandCrafts.org. There are a limited number of spaces available for this class so register soon.

Tryon Arts and Crafts is a non-profit crafts school located at 373 Harmon Field Road in Tryon, NC and exists to provide creative opportunities for everyone.