I started woodturning in 2014 after spending time in my grandfather’s shop in Minnesota. He has always been an avid woodworker and woodturner and I was so enamored by what he would create on the lathe. One day I asked him if I could make something with him and he of course said, yes.

Using 5 tools and 3 hours later, I made a candlestick and was hooked! I had found an exciting new passion within the world of woodturning. So, i n 2019 I left my day job to pursue woodturning full time and since then have been creating and exploring the creative boundaries of the things I can make on the lathe.

Woodturned Gnomes

Jessica Edwards

(Regular & Hands-on Session) 

Gnomes are a great introductory to woodturning and great practice for spindle turning.  Simple techniques are used as well as only 3 tools. They are fun to make, and quite different than the ordinary bowls or pens that most turners tend to create.  I like to teach the basics of woodturning, movement with the body, lathe height, my techniques for creating and assembly of the gnomes.