by Derek Hayes
Essentially a textbook on the fundamentals of effective design, this book offers a complete course on applying artistic and aesthetic principles to woodturning. It deals primarily with bowls, plates and closed forms such as urns and vases, but the design principles taught can be applied to any turning or woodworking project, or even to other visual media.
It includes chapters on sketching to record and refine ideas, using proportion and pattern, designing the foot and rim of turnings, working with grain patterns and defects in wood, and using color and other means of decoration. A gallery section of full-page photographs displays works by experienced turners, along with the makers’ comments.
Softcover, 8" x 11", 176 pages, 2011.