The classes are in two parts. In Part I the students will turn an open form vase with thin walls. I will use hook tools to accomplish this task. Students will gain skills in form and use of the hook tool for end grain hollowing. The vase will be made in the end grain configuration. The instructor will provide green wood suitable for the project. Part two will use the vase made in Part one and will cover piercing techniques, pyography, and other possible surface enhancements. Students will have the use of several different types of tools suitable for use in piercing. These will include various Dremel or Foredom type grinders. These classes are suitable for intermediate and advanced turners. Three rotations of each Part will be offered.

Skill Requirements: Intermediate and up


Kevin Bassett is an accomplished Wood Turner of over 25 years. Highlights of his career include numerous demonstrations for DAW and other North Texas Woodturning clubs. Kevin won first Place in the first “Master’s at Work” competition at Beavers Bend State Park in Oklahoma in 2007. A return to the competition in 2009 Kevin won Third Place. Kevin has been a Regional Demonstrator Twice and will be a Regional Demonstrator again at SWAT in 2019. Kevin has had his work exhibited in several Art Galleries in Arizona, Colorado, Texas and Arkansas. Kevin considers his work a collaboration with nature. Skilled in numerous woodturning techniques Kevin work ranges form Architectural spindle turning, to boxes, bowls, vases and hollow forms. Kevin is an awarding winning Certified Arborist and much of his work is carried out on wood re-purposed from his work as an Arborist.