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Students and instructors from all over the U. S. and beyond are drawn to Brookfield Craft Center’s state-of-the-art Turning Studio. Each of the 6 student stations is equipped with a top of the line JET lathe with task lighting and dust collector, turning tool set, and face shield. The studio contains a band saw, drill press and sharpening station.
Classes in the Turning Studio include short sampler workshops for beginners, foundation-level courses in bowl and spindle turning, intermediate technique and project-based workshops and demonstrations from legendary master turners.

Below is a link to a video tour of our Turning Studio, from Carl Ford, one of our instructors:

Buster Shaw Woodturning Tuition Scholarship
The Brookfield Craft Center is offering tuition scholarships to its Woodturning program, named in honor of Buster Shaw, former instructor, Board member and longtime friend of BCC. The scholarship covers all tuition and materials fees. For more information go to
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The Shear Scraper and Plates
The Shear Scraper and Plates
Tuition $240.00

Materials Fee: $20.00
Experienced Beginner
Carl Ford

WT8202 May 5-6, 2018 Saturday & Sunday 9 am-3:30pm, (Turning Studio)

In this fun filled weekend workshop students will learn how to turn 8" to 10" diameter plates out of poplar, cherry or maple wood. The workshop will focus on using an AI Stirt style shear scraper to turn surfaces that require little or no sanding. The complexity of the plate shape and design details will be adjusted to match individual skill levels. Mark Baker's "Woodturning Projects- A Workshop Guide to Shapes" book will be used as a source of inspiration for plate designs. Students will be encouraged to improvise on the designs in the book like jazz music to come up with their own designs. Students can use Carl's copy of the book. The book is NOT REQUIRED to take the class. Ages 18 and over. A $20 material fee will be added to the tuition.
Spring Open House on Saturday, May 19th, Noon-5pm
Spring Open House on Saturday, May 19th, Noon-5pm
Come join us!

SM8201 May 19, 2018 (noon-5pm) Saturday (Campus-wide)

Brookfield Craft Center will host a community open house on their campus located at 286 Whisconier Road in Brookfield, Connecticut. This creative event is free, open to the public and will feature demonstrations conducted by talented faculty artists working in all of the studios.
Fall Woodturning Workshop
Fall Woodturning Workshop
Tuition $700.00

All Levels
Carl Ford

WT8301 Sep 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20 (No class in Thanksgiving Week) , 27, Dec 4, 2018 (9am-3:30pm) 10 sessions within 12 scheduled Tuesdays (Turning Studio)

Create functional and artistic lathe turned objects in this 10 session class. This workshop examines the evolution of turning and explores how the lathe and its tools are used today to produce art and functional products. Topics include wood selection and preparation, tool choice, use and control, spindle turning, bowl and vessel turning, hollow turning, box making, off center turning and finishing. Students of every level are welcomed and are free to explore their own interests in a small class setting. Participants may select any 10 of the 12 available dates to attend. Students supply their own wood and finishing materials or may purchase from instructor. Ages 16 and over.
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