Bradley McCalister considers woodturning to be both an ancient art and a modern expression, devoting many hours to the study of his craft. He honors both the skill of the “founding fathers” of woodturning, and the dynamic techniques of other turners from the 21st century. Bradley McCalister brings a comfortable style of education to the seminars that he has developed teaching and demonstrating to students from 8 to 88. With a true love for teaching the craft of woodturning Bradley McCalister always has time for one more question.Visit Website
Costa Mesa. CA
St. Louis, MO
Kansas City, MO
Session Times & Descriptions
Friday - 12PM, Saturday - 12:30AM, Sunday - 10AM
New this year is a 1.5 hr seminar intended to educate the young wood worker that would like an introduction to the craft of woodturning. Bradley McCalister has worked closely with national organizations and the private and public educational systems in youth oriented classes and demonstrations. This seminar will begin with a brief presentation on the history of woodturning, Moving next to explanations and demonstrations of the tools and equipment available today. The final hour will be focused on having each young attendee that is interested come to the lathe and produce a simple turned piece to take with them. A reference handout will be available covering topics discussed, tools and equipment used and resource information.
TURNING BOWLS FROM A TO Z
Friday - 2:30PM, Saturday - 10AM
This seminar will provide the bowl turning techniques and methods from inside The Studio's of Bradley R.M. Bradley McCalister cut his woodtuning teeth on the Art and Craft show circuits across the country for years producing and selling turned bowls. In this 1.5 hr seminar learn to quickly and efficiently start with green wood or dried turning blanks and produce a dazzling array of bowls in many shapes, sizes and finishes. A reference handout will be available covering topics discussed, tools and equipment used and resource information.
WOODTURNING FOR A PROFIT
Friday - 5PM, Saturday - 5PM, Sunday - 2:00PM
This 1 hr seminar will focus on generating a profit from the sale of your woodturning efforts. Wood turning is a wonderful hobby for 10,000 of thousands of people. At some point you may want to try selling some of your work. Come to this seminar with Bradley McCalister and he will pass along his hard learned lessons to you. Topics discussed will cover getting started at your local art festival through having your works in galleries and large national art shows. Works from The Studios of Bradley R.M. Have been exhibited at all of these levels. Bradley will share his insight on the various styles, quality and levels of return you can expect to receive from your efforts. A reference handout will be available covering topics discussed, tools and equipment used and resource information.
TURNING HOLLOWED FORMS
Saturday - 3PM
This seminar will provide the Hollowed form turning techniques and methods from inside The Studio's of Bradley R.M. In this 1.5 hr seminar Bradley McCalister will demonstrate the one and two step methods to produce a thin wall hollow form using hand held and captive hollowing tools. Various shapes, sizes and finishes will be discussed and demonstrated . A reference handout will be available covering topics discussed, tools and equipment used and resource information.
ADDING DECORATIVE ACCENTS
Sunday - 12:30PM
This decorative accents seminar will show you numerous ways to add pizazz to your woodturnings. Details such as delicate finials, colored inlays, various textural / carving techniques and the use of dyes and other colorants will be discussed and demonstrated in the course of this 1 hr detail oriented seminar.A reference handout will be available covering topics discussed, tools and equipment used and resource information