Make a Traditional Newport Sconce with Ray Journigan
Spend 5 days with Ray Journigan making a traditional 18th centry Newport, RI sconce with hand tools. Tons of joinery & carving!
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Sep 22-26, 2020
This beautiful project packs in a lot of techniques in a delightful 18th century piece: Precision joinery, Gooseneck molding, Carving traditional elements.
This class is designed to require little financial investment in materials so we can concentrate our efforts on advancing your skills in carving. Students will get the chance to carve two iconic Newport concave shells that are found on period desks, clocks, highboys, and dressing tables by the Goddards and Townsends during the 18th Century. Then the carving continues with the gooseneck moldings. We shape the shelf to resemble the profile matching seats found on corner chairs and dovetail it to the sides.
As with all of Rays carving classes, tool selection, sharpening, and care will be discussed as well as finishing techniques that will maximize the effects of your newly carved piece. A $75 materials fee must be paid to the intstructor before class. Click here for a list of required tools. And you can read Ray's bio here.