Mark Gardner

I will demonstrate all the various techniques and methods I use for embellishing my work.  I’ll start by showing how I layout geometric patterns on my turned vessels.  Some of the techniques I will cover include, carving with hand and power tools, engraving, and even some textures done on the lathe.  I’ll show how I use milk paints and dyes to enhance the carved patterns and lastly how I sharpen my carving tools using a simple homemade MDF strop.