Wood-turning workshop at TACS

Published 7:10 pm Thursday, March 22, 2012

Bowl created by Chris Carroll. (photo submitted by Julia McIntyre)

Tryon Arts and Crafts School (TACS) will host a wood-turning weekend workshop with instructor Chris Carroll on Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1 at the craft school located on Harmon Field Road.  Students will learn how to use a lathe and other tools to create a one-of-a-kind wood bowl. The workshop will run from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Students should bring a lunch. Materials will be supplied by the instructor.
Chris Carroll started his business, Carroll Woodcrafts Unlimited, in 2010, at the Mill Springs Business Incubator at the Polk County Ag Center. He quickly outgrew the space at the incubator and has moved into a studio on his own property in Tryon. Carroll specializes in custom furniture, designing elaborate birdhouses and turned wood bowls. He is devoted to using local materials, so he has established contacts with local tree haulers and tradesmen, trading his time and skills for raw materials and labor. For more information, visit www.carrollunlimited.com.
Advance registration for all workshops is required. For more information about the instructor or workshop, including tuition and supply costs, contact TACS at 828-859-8323 or tryonartsandcrafts@windstream.net. More details and examples of projects are available at www.TryonArtsandCrafts.org.
– article submitted
by Julia McIntyre