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.
See list of demonstration topics below and contact Trent today to schedule an in-person demo.
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.
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.
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.
Mountain Bowls In this demo I expand upon the decorative utility bowl demo and show a technique that I used to expand the possibilities of a utility piece becoming more decorative. Drawing inspiration from my environment (I live in Colorado and the mountains are very prominent) I came up with this interpretation. We go through the making of the bowl, beading the bowl, laying out and carving the mountain ranges. Also touching on wood prep, tool sharpening, finishing and a myriad of other possibilities.
Sienna Series Vessels Taking inspiration from other bodies of my work, such as Vessels of Illusion, I developed what I call my Sienna Series to give a similar effect to the multi-piece Vessel of Illusion but through a completely different technique. We will go through the process of wood selection, hollowing, carving, sandblasting, finishing and will especially focus on paying attention to the grain and using it as a feature in this body of work.
Contact Trent today to schedule your Demonstration.