Part 1. Creating a Hollow Form to Colour

Phil Irons Woodturning: Creating Hollow Forms

4th March 2021 7.00 PM (GMT)

For more than twenty five years I have been creating what woodturners refer to as hollow forms, what non-woodturners might call a vase or a pot!

As a result of this work hollow forms and vessels (especially coloured vessels) have become my signature work and, I have refined my process over the years to the point where I can now produce work of a consistently high standard.

In order to produce work of this type it is, in my opinion, crucial to have an understanding of the entire process and the role each step plays in the production of a finished piece.

The whole process of making one of the coloured hollow forms is too long for one demonstration. So I have split the process into two main parts and plan to offer additional sessions on infill and gilding at a later dates.

This demonstration on creating the hollow vessel is the first stage in the process and in this demo I will explain the whole process of making the hollow form itself.

From timber sourcing and selection, processing the raw materials, mounting the pieces on the lathe, shape and form and, of course, the tools and techniques I use to hollow the vessel out. There will also be time for a Q&A at the end of the demo.

Price: £10.00

About Phil Irons

Born in Australia, Phil is an Award winning woodturner best known for his coloured vessels and hollow forms.

He is a member of the AAW and the AWGB and a Registered Professional Turner.