CARL FORD - Studio Woodturner 

3 Danspence Road
Poughkeepsie NY 12603

Phone: (845) 462-4074
Email: carl@carlford.us

 

Last Update: 4/20/2017


OBJECTIVE


MASTER STUDIO WOODTURNER

Become a full time studio woodturner as a second career after I retire from IBM in 2016.  Produce one of a kind turned, carved, and painted wood vessels.  Give demonstrations, lectures, and workshops for turning groups, universities and craft schools. Become well known for delivering top quality, innovative work on time.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


FOCUS OF MY WORK

  • 2002: New Woodturner. Purchase Delta 1642 Lathe
  • 2003: Turning Green, Standard and Natural Edge Bowls
  • 2004: Natural Edge Bowls, Medium Vases, Turned Sculpture
  • 2005: Natural Edge Bowls, Turned Sculpture, Purchased VB36 Lathe
  • 2006: Small Vases, Turned Sculpture, Natural Edge Bowls
  • 2007: Small Vases, Two Part Hollow Forms
  • 2008: Small Vases, Whimsical Turnings
  • 2009: Small & Medium Vases, Southwest Vases
  • 2010: Medium Cherry Vases with Burned Geometric Patterns, Black and White Vases, Copper Metal Spun Lids
  • 2011: Cherry and Ash Natural Edge Oblong Bowls
  • 2012: Milk Paint on Cherry, Beaded and Coved Bowls, Hand Carved Square Bowls
  • 2013: Folk Art Bowls and Hollow Forms
  • 2014: Big Mouth Hollow Forms, Milk Paint on woods other than Cherry
  • 2015: Tall & Wide Hollow Forms, No Sanding Techniques
  • 2016: Hollow Forms and Retire from IBM


DEMOS GIVEN

  • 2004: Natural Edge Bowls, Kaaterskill Woodturners Club, Hurley NY
  • 2006: Vacuum Chucks, Kaaterskill Woodturners Club, Hurley NY
  • 2006: Small Hollow Forms & Vases, Nutmeg Woodturner's League, Brookfield CT
  • 2008: Vacuum Chucks, Nutmeg Woodturner's League, Brookfield CT
  • 2009: Painting on the Lathe, Nutmeg Woodturner’s League & Kaaterskill Woodturners Club
  • 2009: Small Hollow Forms & Vases, Vacuum Chucks, Totally Turning 2009 Symposium, Saratoga Springs , NY
  • 2010: Turning Candle Sticks, Nutmeg Woodturner's League, Brookfield CT
  • 2011: Copper Metal Spinning, No Sanding Bowls, Nutmeg Woodturner's League, Brookfield CT
  • 2013: Great Polyurethane Finishes, Nutmeg Woodturner's League, Brookfield CT
  • 2014: Antique Candlesticks, Nutmeg Woodturner’s League & Kaaterskill Woodturners Club
  • 2015: Rolly Munro Hollower2, Nutmeg Woodturner’s League & Kaaterskill Woodturners Club
  • 2016: Turning Plate Bowls, Nutmeg Woodturner’s League & Kaaterskill Woodturners Club


CLASSES TAUGHT

  • 2006: Mastering The Detail Gouge, 2 days, In My Studio
  • 2007: Mastering The Detail Gouge, 2 days, In My Studio
  • 2009: The Ellsworth Signature Gouge, 2 days, Brookfield Craft Center , Brookfield CT
  • 2010: The Detail Gouge, 2 days, Brookfield Craft Center , Brookfield CT
  • 2010: Vases & Small Hollow Forms, 2 days, In My Studio
  • 2011: Mandrels for Metal Spinning, 2 days, In My Studio
  • 2012: Blocks To Bowls, 2 days, In My Studio
  • 2014: No Sanding, Cut Edge Bowls, 2 days, In My Studio
  • 2015: Spring Woodturning Workshop, 10 Mondays, Purchase College, State University of NY, Purchase NY
  • 2015: Fall Woodturning Workshop, 10 Tuesdays, In My Studio
  • 2016: Fall Woodturning Workshop, 10 Thursdays, In My Studio
  • 2016: Fall Woodturning Workshop, 10 Tuesdays, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield CT


GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

  • 2008: The Journey of Discovery, Jun 15 – Aug 3, Lynn Tendler Bignell Gallery, Brookfield Craft Center , CT
  • 2009: Nutmeg Woodturner’s League 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Aug 16 – Sept 26, Lynn Tendler Bignell Gallery
  • 2012: Art in Wood, Mar 31 – Apr 1, NWA Showcase, Saratoga Springs NY
  • 2014: EOG Action, (Juried), June 13, 2014 AAW International Symposium, Pheonix AZ


EDUCATION


BS, Electrical Engineering / Computer Science, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY College of Engineering. 1983

HANDS ON CLASSES TAKEN

  • 2002: David Ellsworth, Open Bowls & Hollow Forms, 3 days, Ellsworth School of Wood Turning, PA
  • 2005: Binh Pho, Surface Design for Woodturning, 2 days, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield CT
  • 2005: Michael Hosaluk, Advanced Turning Clinic, 2 days, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield CT
  • 2006: David Ellsworth, Woodturning Master Class, 5 days, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Aspen CO
  • 2006: Michael Brolly, Turning Beyond The Bowl, 2 days, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield CT
  • 2007: Graeme Priddle, Turn Up and Have Fun, 2 days, Johannes Michelsen School of Wood Turning, Manchester-Center, VT
  • 2008: Terry Tynan, Metal Spinning, 2 days, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield CT
  • 2008: Terry Tynan, Intermediate Metal Spinning, 2 days, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield CT
  • 2009: Michael Mocho, Sculptural Techniques for Small Turnings, 2 days, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield CT
  • 2011: Al Stirt, Turned and Carved Bowls and Platters, 5 days, Center for Furniture Craftsmenship, Rockport ME
  • 2012: Andre Martel, The Martel Hook Tool, 2 days, Martel's Studio, St Cesaire, Quebec, CA
  • 2014: Dixie Biggs, Bringing Lief to Your Woodturnings, 5 days, Peter's Valley Craft Center, Layton NY
  • 2016: Jacques Vesery, Turned, Carved, and Guilded Spoons, 5 days, Center for Furniture Craftsmenship, Rockport ME


SYMPOSIUMS ATTENDED

  • 2003: Totally Turning, Albany NY, Attended sessions by Binh Pho, Alan Lacer, Ken Dubay, Keith Tompkins, Paul Petrie
  • 2004: Totally Turning, Albany NY, Attended sessions by Clay Foster, Michael Hosaluk, Bonnie Klein, Peter Exton, Dennis Fuge
  • 2005: Totally Turning, Albany NY, Attended sessions by Andi Wolfe, Stuart Batty, Linda Salter, Nick Cook, Bruce Hoover
  • 2006: Totally Turning, Albany NY, Attended sessions by Cindy Drozda, David Nittmann, Malcolm Tibbetts
  • 2007: Totally Turning, Albany NY, Attended sessions by Kip Christensen, Alan Lancer, Andre Martel, Brain McEvoy
  • 2009: Totally Turning, Saratoga Springs NY, Demonstrator and Attended sessions by Jimmy Clews, Rolly Munro
  • 2010: Totally Turning, Saratoga Springs NY, Attended sessions by David Ellsworth, Jean Francois Escoulen, Keith Tompkins, Marilyn Campbell
  • 2011: Totally Turning, Saratoga Springs NY, Attended sessions by Richard Raffan, Jennifer Shirley, Curt Theobald, Dale Nish, Andy DiPietro
  • 2012: Totally Turning, Saratoga Springs NY, Attended sessions by Sharon Doughtie, Trent Bosch, Chris Pytlik, Glenn Lucas, Peter Lovallo
  • 2014: Totally Turning, Saratoga Springs NY, Attended sessions by Nick Agar, Alan Carter, David Marks, Mark Sfirri, Steve Sinner
  • 2015: Totally Turning, Saratoga Springs NY, Attended sessions by John Beaver, Nick Cook, David Ellsworh, Doug Fisher, Derek Weidman
  • 2016: Totally Turning, Saratoga Springs NY, Attended sessions by Stuart Batty, Glen Lucas, Steve Sinner, Derek Weidman
  • 2017: Totally Turning, Saratoga Springs NY, Attended sessions by Trent Bosch, Jimmy Clewes, Chris Pytlik
  • 2007: AAW National, Portland OR, Attended sessions by Trent Bosch, Melvyn Firmager, Alain Mailland, Molly Winton
  • 2008: AAW National, Richmond VA, Attended sessions by Nick Agar, Benoit Averly, Michael Mocho, Mark St Leger, Al Stirt, Jacques Veserye, Malcolm Zander
  • 2010: AAW National, Hartford CT, Attended sessions by Hans Weissflog, Peter Bloch, David Marks, Tania Radda, Stephen Gleasner, Douglas Fisher, Sharon Doughtie
  • 2011: AAW National, St Paul MN, Attended sessions by Nick Cook, Jerry Kermode, Clay Foster, Stephen Hatcher, J Paul Fennell, Hayley Smith, Stephen Hatcher, Michael Hosaluk, Ray key
  • 2013: AAW National, Tampa FL, Attended sessions by Nick Agar, Warren Carpenter, Mark Gardner, Michael & Cynthia Gibson, Phil Irons, Mike Mahoney, Michael Mode
  • 2007: Yankee Woodturning, Middletown CT, Attended sessions by Jean-Francois Escoulen, Graeme Priddle, Johannes Michelsen, Jimmy Clewes
  • 2012: New England Woodturning, Derry NH, Attended sessions by Michael Kehs, Ed Kelle, Harvey Fien


SEMINARS ATTENDED

  • 2006: Stuart Mortimer, Hollow and Twisted Forms, Kaaterskill Woodturners


PUBLICATIONS

  • 2015: Custom Tool Handles, American Woodturner, The Journal of the American Association of Woodturners, April 2015
  • 2014: Members Gallery, American Woodturner, The Journal of the American Association of Woodturners, August 2014
  • 2007: Custom Centering Cones, American Woodturner, The Journal of the American Association of Woodturners, Winter 2007


ASSOCIATIONS

  • American Association of Woodturners, 2002 to Present
  • Nutmeg Woodturner ‘s League, 2003 to Present, Webmaster and Board Member
  • Kaaterskill Woodturners, 2005 to Present, Founding Member.


HOBBIES

  • Digital Designer, IBM Poughkeepsie, 1983 to 2016, Desiged Main Frame Computers
  • Gardening Flowers and Vegetables, Visiting Botanical Gardens around the World
  • Travel: US National Parks, Canada, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Netherlands, England, Scotland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, Turkey, Jordan, South Africa, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Borneo, Madagascar, Patagonia, Tasmania