Ploc!: Mini Teapots and/or Drops with Laurent Niclot – July 21st and August 4th


Trent’s Take: We have hosted Laurent for several demos his ability to communicate via this new medium is excellent. He continues to evolve getting everyone a good close up experience on the topics chosen. His skill with the woodturning tools that aren’t always traditionally used by North American turners is fun to watch. If you have seen him before you know both of these demos are not to be missed! We are excited to offer this two-part demo on one of his signature pieces. Register for one or both below. They will be complete demos on their own but it is fun to see the combination of these objects in the final sculpture.

Specific Details: 

The teapots: In this demonstration I will be turning a miniature teapot (approximately an inch) using the bedan and showing how to use it with the bevel up for spindle turning, I will hollow the teapot with homemade hollowing tools (allen wrenches). Then I will turn the lid and the spout (magnifiers not included) and color the teapot using Indian ink and gilding wax to create the damascus steel effect. Finally, I will show you how the make the handle using a wire and a cotton string on the lathe. These teapots are a really fun project, not too complicated and not requiring too much wood so you can easily make several attempts if it doesn’t work on the first try. You can display them alone, stacked as a Tea-Tree, or on a drop.

The drops: In this demonstration I will be turning and turning off-center a drop using a spindle gouge and a skew. Then I will be carving the top of the drop using gouges and rasps to make it thinner and have two different curves on the back and the front giving it an illusion of movement. And finally, I will be texturing the drop using a woodburner to create a Steampunk design, a combination of gears and metal plates, and color it using Indian ink and gilding wax. This project involves a lot of different techniques and it can be the whole project or you can combine it with the teapot to make a Ploc!

Topic: Ploc!: The teapots and drops


The teapots: July 21st 9 to 11 am Mountain Time

The drops: August 4th 9 to 11 am Mountain Time

I hope you can join us for one or either of these demos. If you can make one but not the other, you can always view the archived version. Submit registration by adding this to your cart, and checking out and placing order. You will then receive an email with an information sheet that will provide all the details.

I look forward to seeing you!

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