Trent Presenting at the AWSA Symposium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Trent is available for in-person Demonstrations and Hands-on Workshops at Symposiums, Clubs or Businesses for groups of any size and events lasting from hours to several days.  Trent is well known for quality presentations within the woodturning field, his easy going yet direct approach to teaching  has been well received at countless events throughout the World.  His demonstrations include valuable information for woodturners of all skill levels.

Trent also does Remote Demonstrations. Not sure what a remote demo is? It is a demo that I do on any of the woodturning techniques that I normally demo on, except for we are linked via the internet, rather than me being there in person.

Trent doing a remote demo for a group in his shop.

There are pros and cons to both formats, but it is a great way for clubs, groups of friends, organizations, etc. to have a professional quality demonstration without the travel expenses and related issues. These are interactive, meaning we are having a conversation in real time so if you have a question about anything I am presenting you can just ask. We have multiple cameras on me in my shop giving you a great view of what is going on. All that is needed at the venue where you are is a single camera, computer and good internet service and some way to view the demo. This new format is designed for clubs or woodturning groups looking to learn new skills and get inspired. 


Below is a sampling of topics available to present to your group.

Revelations In Hollowing  Over the past 25 years I have been pursuing the art of the hollow form -throughout this time I have used and developed some very unique techniques and equipment. in this demo I will go through all the techniques that in the creation of a hollow form with an emphasis on the latest technologies I have developed for hollowing making this much more than just a hollow form demo.

Vessels and Surfaces  In this demo participants will not only learn all the techniques that I go through in the creation of a hollow form but ways to make the surface outstanding! From textures to colors to sandblasting and beyond – making this much more than just a hollow form demo.

 Sunburst platter  In this session I turn a platter from green wood, from start to finish.  I will then take that Platter and carve a sunburst pattern into the rim.  Along the way we will discuss drying techniques, getting the cleanest cut possible to minimize sanding, how to develop new ideas and more.

 Vessels of Illusion  In this demo participants will not only learn all the techniques that I go through in the creation of this body of work but how I developed it and why.  This demonstration will include turning the outer hollow form, carving the vessel, turning the insert, using wood bending to get the insert in the outer vessel, and principals of wood bending for woodturners.


Trent with a group from a hands on class in Bozeman, Montana

Decorative Utility Bowls  In this session I rough turn a bowl from green wood, discuss drying techniques including kiln drying and building your own kiln as well as very simple and basic techniques.  Then I re-turn a dry bowl using specially ground tools to get as clean a cut as possible to cut down on sanding.  I will then take that bowl and discuss and use lots of different decorative techniques including: carving techniques, bleaching, dying, painting, burning, sand blasting, and surface textures.

Sculpting Wood Beyond the Lathe  The lathe is a great sculpting tool and is how all of my work begins, but there are numerous other ways to work with wood.  In this demo I will show a tremendous amount of techniques and equipment for sculpting wood from aggressive tools like chainsaws and grinders to the finest of finishing and detailing tools.

Contact us today to schedule your Demonstration.