June 12, 2011

Charles Farrar- Artist, Teacher, and Woodturner Sat. 6/11/11 Demo

Hollow Form
For all those that missed the Workshop and Demonstration on Saturday , you missed a lot. This man is a retired man that took up serious turning some time in the late '90's. He started making his hollow forms and showing them in galleries in the general area. Bot only do they show, they sell. He has one piece in the White House in Washington DC.

Charles has such a kind and amiable personality while teaching which allowed us to ask any questions. He had an excellent presentation which showed the steps and why he takes to create a beautiful piece worthy of any collection. Mr. Farrar supports his methods by much experience on the lathe working only green wood. Inappropriate moving and checking?.... no, he turns completely with a very thin wall thickness to allow fast drying and no catastrophic results. Overnight storage is accomplished by covering the vessel with a plastic bag and/or spraying with lacquer to seal properly.

The results of his careful form and design posits the results in sales of the vessels he creates. Currently Mr Farrar works only with hollow forms and scalloped edges.

Teacher Charles Farrar at WWT