Centre for Fine Woodworking - Embellishment Techniques

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Embellishment Techniques
with Kelly Parker

Surface embellishment is a way to add visual interest and value to your work. It can be used to differentiate good work from work that is truly remarkable.

Imagine opening a cabinet door and being greeted by a burst of color or delighting in the texture of a carved drawer front. Consider the visual impact of ebonized legs supporting a table top or the discovery of the gilded interior of a box. These are all examples of ways embellishment can be used to enhance a project. These techniques can be used on furniture, turned objects, boxes and more. They can even be used to transform a cheap, mass-produced item into a lovely, thoughtful gift.

In this 2-day action-packed technique class students will learn a variety of ways to embellish their work. In between demos there will be plenty of time for hands-on practice of the techniques. Students will be encouraged to play and explore as they learn to take their work to a whole new level of WOW!

Topics to be covered:-

  • ebonizing
  • simple inlay techniques
  • pyrography (wood burning)
  • gilding
  • creating textures
  • fun with fire! (AKA torching your wood)
  • unexpected use of color
  • color with texture
  • texture with gilding
  • ebonizing with pyrography
  • whatever combo your heart desires!

N.B. Vessel Design runs for the three days before this course with skills and techniques covered in both workshop complimenting each other. You can enroll for either course or both of them.

Course Dates
12th & 13th March 2020

Course Fee
$450 including all materials

Tutor
Kelly Parker


 

 

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