Classes and Instruction

Charles is an instructor at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina. He offers several classes throughout the year from elementary woodturning to more advanced classes in hollowforms and natural-edged bowls.

Charles will offer a weekend class entitled Leave It Natural on natural-edge bowls at the John C. Campbell Folk School on March 15--17, 2013. 

"Go from a green wood log to decorative bowls in a weekend. Using the side-ground bowl gouge, learn to turn decorative, natural-edge or bark-edge bowls from local wood. Wood selection and preparation, lathes, safety, tools, sharpening, bowl form, and finishing will be covered. Basic bowl-turning experience is recommended."

And on May 19--25, 2013, he will be teaching a class on Hollow Forms & Lidded Vessels:

"Ready to go beyond basic bowls? Focus on turning hollow forms and lidded vessels. Expect to work both end-grain and side-grain; we'll discuss the merits and problems of each. Investigate various hollowing tools and their usage, and the use of wood inlay. Other topics may include texturing, bleaching, and ebonizing. Recent turning experience is advised."

For a list of upcoming classes and to register, please see the listings from John C. Campbell.

Charles also offers personal 1-on-1 instruction at his woodturning studio in Cayce, South Carolina. Please contact him for details and to arrange an introductory session.