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Turning the Wooden Bowl: Women & Non-Binary Session

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Course Overview

Come and make wood shavings fly as you learn how to create wooden bowls on the electric lathe. Students will explore the form and function of this age-old craft while learning about lathe use and terminology. Paper birch from the North Shore will be used for the bowl blanks and students will make anywhere from three to eight bowls. Examples of finished bowls will be provided as references. The course includes a discussion of finishing techniques, including food-safe paints and oils. Students will be able to bring home their birch bowls for everyday use in the kitchen or as unique pieces to display. The materials fee includes all wood for projects plus the use of individual lathes and set of tools. The learning space will be centered on collective sharing, individual growth, and a supportive environment. By request, this session is open to students who identify as women or non-binary, as well as trans folks.

Required Tools

  • All required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins.

Session Information

Multiple open enrollment sessions of Lathe Turning: The Wooden Bowl are available in May 2024.


Fri, Mar 22nd, 2024  –  Sun, Mar 24th, 2024

Course Details

Hours: 9am-5pm each day
Tuition: $345.00
Materials fee: $65.00
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Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Jess Hirsch
Jess Hirsch
Minneapolis, MN

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Turning the Wooden Bowl: Women & Non-Binary Session