Al Miotke - Mount Prospect, Illinois




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Al spent most of his life doing flatwork until he discovered segmented woodturning in 2006 and a new passion quickly emerged. After designing classical segmented designs for a number of years, Al began exploring the many possibilities for creating unique designs. Incorporating carving, texturing, and coloring into his designs to add organic elements has become a signature approach.

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Bowl from a board – From simple to complex
The bowl from a board technique has been around a long time and can be a very simple and cost effective way to make a bowl.
This simple concept can then be expanded in many directions to create fascinating works of art.  This rotation will cover the basics of the technique then survey some of the many approaches to add complexity and interest to the design.