WWOS 2022: Rebecca DeGroot

Rebecca started woodworking with her father at a very young age and continued to refine her skill through college.

Six years after graduating with bachelor’s degrees in Art Education and Sculpture and Functional Art, Rebecca divides her time between her full-time career as an art educator and her passion for woodworking. Her days of teaching Art 1, Sculpture, Ceramics, Jewelry, and AP 3D Studio Art are fulfilling and the passion she shares with her students is the same fuel that keeps her in her shop late into the evenings letting her imagination run wild.


 

 

 

 

Rebecca's Session Details

 Walking Teapots

In this demonstration, Rebecca will guide you through the entire process of creating a walking teapot! She will begin with a discussion of design and hypothetical functionality, including a brief overview of form, aesthetics, proportions, and movement. After an overview of required tools and materials, she will continue by turning the body and fitted lid of the teapot, leaving extra material to carve for multiple hips and sockets. Next, Rebecca will demonstrate two unique processes of creating legs for the teapot. She will then show you her unique process to create a split-hollowed spout to be attached later. This will be followed by creating the handles of both the body and the lid and any extra sculpted components. Many parts of the body, legs, handles, and added components will need to be carved and shaped before assembly.Finally, Rebecca will complete the demonstration with teapot assembly and finish options, followed by Q&A


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