John discusses the aesthetics and properties of wood that every woodturner needs to know.
How to use grain and color for the best effect
The advantages of using fresh, green wood
Why wood cracks and how to prevent it- simply
Dealing with wood movement and shrinkage
The myths about using green wood
It is actually simple and does not require chemicals, guesswork, solutions or complicated methods.
John Jordan is an internationally known woodturner and teacher, who has taught in eight countries and all over the US.His turned and textured vessels are in numerous private and corporate collections as well as many major museums.
“Using fresh cut logs in my work, the wood is a very direct and responsive medium, with properties that are unique - not about the “woodiness” but the working qualities that it has.With my knowledge ofthe material, I can exert a great deal of control over the desired result.I am able to work with surface textures and shapes that would sometimes be difficult in other materials.I am connected to the material of wood as a potter is connected to the clay - it’s what I do and who I am” - John Jordan