Carl Ford

Biography

OBJECTIVE
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MASTER STUDIO WOODTURNER

Become a full time studio woodturner as a second career after I retire from IBM. 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
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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


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 Blowls, Nutmeg Woodturner's League, Brookfield CT
    2013: Great Polyurethane Finishes, Nutmeg Woodturner's League, Brookfield CT


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


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


EDUCATION
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    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


SYMPOSIUMS ATTENDED

    2003 to 2012: Totally Turning Symposium, Albany & Saratoga Springs NY
    2007, 2008, 2010, 2011: AAW International Symposium
    2007: Yankee Woodturning, Middletown CT
    2012: New England Woodturning, Derry NH

SEMINARS ATTENDED

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


PUBLICATIONS
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    2007: Custom Centering Cones, American Woodturner, The Journal of the American Association of Woodturners, Winter 2007


ASSOCIATIONS
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    - American Association of Woodturners, 2002 to Present
    - Nutmeg Woodturner ‘s League, 2003 to Present
    - Kaaterskill Woodturners, 2005 to Present, Founding Member.


HOBBIES
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    - Digital Designer, IBM Poughkeepsie, 1983 to present, Main Frame computers, Level 2 Cache Logic Design, Micro Code Programming, New system power on and debug specialist, CPU Core and System Simulation

    - Gardening

    - 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