Monday, May 23, 2011

Brookfield Craft Center

This weekend we went up to the Brookfield Craft Center in Connecticut so that Paul could take a two-day wood turning workshop.  He had never used a lathe before but under the tutelage of Buster Shaw, a master craftsman, he was able to make a honey dip on the first day and a bowl on the second.

The craft center is located in several old buildings centered around the old mill (c1780) which houses the administration offices and gift shop. The wood-working studio with it's assembly of lathes takes up half of the old railroad station across the road from the mill. The other half of the station is the glass studio.

If you are looking for a good craft workshop, you should check out Brookfield's web site. The folks are friendly and the workshops are very reasonable.

The old mill.

The railroad station.


A helping hand.

The studio in the station.

Paul, his bowl,  and his teacher, Buster Shaw.

1 comment:

Flowers said...

I would love to take a course like that! We seem to live in a craft desert here in southern Oregon! Wonderful pictures.

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
Henry Davis Thoreau