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SWT April Demonstration - "Wave Bowl" by John Beaver

  • April 21, 2021
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • This demo will be viewable via Zoom


John Beaver will be demonstrating how to create a wave bowl.

John Beaver's woodturning career began by experimenting with a lathe that he had inherited. At the beginning, he wanted to find a way to give the pieces he turned a little more life. A bowl, or a vase, or a sculpture sitting on a shelf has a form, and there’s a certain beauty in that. He then decided that he wanted to add movement and energy to that form.

Living near the ocean, he was inspired to bring the motion and rhythm of the waves to a round object. The exploration of that concept led to the “wavy” design which is still the core element of his work today.

By working with round forms he found the opportunity to create designs that have no beginning or end. Even as they sit still, you can imagine the design wrapping around the piece and coming back into view, giving rhythm to the design. By moving the shapes around on the piece he found the energy that hopefully gives a feeling of movement to an otherwise static form.

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Zoom information will be provided prior to the event.

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