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Craft your own pen! – Wood Turning Workshop

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, February 3rd for a wood-turning workshop and craft your own ball point pen from wood grown right here on the farm!

Guided by sculptor Lila Ferber, participants will
 leave this class with a functioning ballpoint twist pen and simple instructions on how to change the ink.

Never turned on the lathe before, or interested in learning a new wood-turning skill?  This class is for you!  We’ll learn about fingernail gouges and carbide tools, and how to go from raw wood to a finished product, going through the steps of cutting, drilling, gluing and turning our chosen wood, using lathes from Lila’s mobile wood-turning studio. Each participant will make their own unique pen shape, then sand and finish it with walnut oil and beeswax.  At the end, you will choose from gold, silver, and copper hardware, to finish your custom-made writing implement, ready for your own words, or a perfect gift! 

How cool is that?? 

No experience or equipment needed. Bring lunch, closed-toed shoes and clothes that can get dirty, and a readiness to learn a new skill! 

Class size is limited to just 4 participants, so don’t wait to sign up! 

Lila Ferber is a sculptor with 9 years of experience in the field, including turning on the lathe and carving wood, ice, stone, sand, and foam.  She received her BFA in sculpture from the Kansas City Art Institute in Missouri, and has spent years working at sculpture parks and museums around the US.  Studying under legendary KC woodturner Jon Wilson has inspired her to continue honing her craft and to share it with any and all eager students.  She encourages her class to channel their inner child by being creative and experimenting, all while gaining new skills, and friendships along the way.  Follow up questions are always welcome and free of charge as students continue turning on their own at home. 


February 3
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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PN Farm Arts Initiative
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Plas Newydd Farm
Plas Newydd Llc.
33415 NW Lancaster Rd. Ridgefield, WA 98642 United States
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(360) 887-3531
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