1pm Demonstration

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December 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Virtual Demo - AWA Members only

No Holiday Party –  (open 30 minutes before demo – by invitation only)

Ed Pretty:   1:00 – 4pm

Hello, my name is Ed Pretty and among other things, I am a wood turner. I divide my work into commercial turning, artistic turning, teaching and demonstrating. I do a fair bit of production work for a few regular clients as well as one-off jobs for local furniture makers. I have limited my artistic work recently because something had to give time-wise, but I do maintain some pieces in the Circle Craft Gallery on Granville Island in Vancouver, BC.

 Colouring Wood –

I’ve applied colour in various forms to my work since the early 1990’s.  I discuss surface preparation, use of wood-compatible dyes, ebonizing, bleaching, fuming, liming – using both traditional lime wax and acrylic paint – and faux painting techniques.

My dye technique involves the use of only the primary colours – red, blue and yellow – and black. I show how these colours are applied to a piece separately rather than premixing colours to achieve spectacular effects on figured wood. I show how bleaching can be used to change the outcome or be used on its own.

I discuss different ways of ebonizing or darkening wood by applying an ebonizing fluid and fuming with ammonia.

I discuss and show the effects of various commercially available treatments like crackle glaze and faux metallic applications.