Woodturning: Plate with Basket Illusion Rim

Woodturning: Plate with Basket Illusion Rim with Jeff Hornung

Learn to turn a wooden platter that resembles a woven basket with a colored, beaded rim. In your own shop, with simple tools, discover how to create personalized jigs from scrap wood and then use them to turn a platter that tricks and delights the eyes. Gain a deeper understanding of wood choice, pattern design, and shape, and try out applying color and wood-burned embellishment as you explore your own unique style. Students should have access to a lathe, hand tools, a band saw, and come with basic knowledge of turning a platter or bowl.

The capacity for this class is 14 students. This class is presented in collaboration with the John C. Campbell Folk School. There will be an optional Orientation and Closing Ceremony hosted from the Folk School campus that students can attend online.

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About the John C. Campbell Folk School & Lessonface

For 96 years, the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina has transformed lives, and brought people together in a nurturing environment for experiences in learning and community life that spark self-discovery. Since 2012, Lessonface has connected more than 30,000 students with over 2,000 great teachers for live music, language, and arts lessons online, delivering on our mission to help students achieve their goals while treating teachers equitably.


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The class will meet on Saturday and Sunday (March 18 and 19) on the schedule below for two 5-hour live online sessions with a break at 9 am ET | 6 am PT | 14:00 UTC on the schedule below.
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Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recordings of the classes.

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT
Woodturning: Plate with Basket Illusion Rim
Jeff Hornung

How It Works

Enroll above to save your spot in the class. Lessonface will send you a confirmation right away, and a Zoom link 24 hours before the class start time. You can log into your Lessonface dashboard to access class materials, communicate with your instructor, join the live Zoom session, and access the class recordings and chat transcript afterward. Class enrollments may be cancelled for full refund up to five days before the class start date, with the exception of the materials kit fees which are non-refundable.

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Jeff Hornung

Jeff Hornung

I am a full time woodturner, teacher, artist and creative.  I teach private lessons as well as virtual demos both nationally and internationally.   For the last 5 years I've been one of the primary Woodturning instructors at the Craft Alliance School of Art and Design in St. Louis MO and have been an assistant instructor for Kirk DeHeer at the John C Campbell Folk School.  I was in the JCCFS catalog for my own full class in September of 2020 but Covid prevented us from getting together.  Currently in the John C. Campbell Folk School Class Catalog for 2021 and excited to be part of the new virtual Folk School Classrooms here!  

Students Say

Bill B. on March 17, 2021

Well done! Jeff Was very knowledgeable in the wood turning field and very helpful.

Carol H. on March 17, 2021

Class was wonderful; I learned a lot, particularly as a result of Jeff's willinginess to spend time talking about sharpening tools and the correct way to sharpen. This has become a real hurdle to my improvement in turning, so I was grateful for that time.

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