This is the first complete reference from David Ellsworth, the 'grandfather' of the contemporary wood art movement. And never before has he provided everything woodworkers and artists need to kw to replicate his highly evolved techniques and signature style. Step-by-step directions and crisp, absorbing photographs show exactly how Ellsworth creates an open bowl, a natural-edged bowl, and an astounding hollow vessel featuring a tiny opening and coin-thin walls. For anyone new to the lathe, Ellsworth on Turning provides expert tips for getting started. Intermediate and advanced turners will appreciate advice on everything from working with green wood to design to tool making and sharpening.