Arkansas Craft School Announces “Wood turning from Another Perspective”

The Arkansas Craft School in Mountain View will sponsor Kip Powers September 9 – 11 in teaching an advanced wood turning class for experienced wood turners. “A piece turned on the lathe will have an axis of symmetry, but doesn’t necessarily have to be round,” states Mr. Powers. “In the workshop we will make oval bowls with natural edges, bowls with different geometric shapes such as squares, rectangles and hexagons, and bowls from random slabs.”

Mr. Powers was academically trained as a research scientist (PhD, Georgia Tech). Upon retirement, he became free to focus on wood turning. He enjoys designing pieces on the lathe rather than pre-conceiving the outcome, so that the natural beauty and particular personalities of the woods are revealed. He has been a member of the American Association of Woodturners since its inception and has won many awards from wood turning guilds around the country.

The class is quickly filling up with a registration deadline of September 1. To register on-line, visit the Arkansas Craft School website at, or contact or 870-269-8397.

Additional classes offered by the Arkansas Craft School in the coming months are: Papermaking – October 1; Eight Weeks of Clay, beginnning October 6; Copper Jewelry and Wire Bracelets – October 14 and 15; Blacksmithing – October 21-23; Photography – October 22-23; Bladesmithing – November 6-8; Mosaics – November 6-8; Glass Bead Making – November 6-8.

The Arkansas Craft School is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the crafts of the Ozark region and elsewhere by providing hands on learning experiences to both experienced craftspeople and those new to the crafts.