Ashley Harwood lives in Charleston, SC, where she sells her work and demonstrates woodturning weekly at the Charleston Farmer’s Market. She teaches woodturning at her studio and has demonstrated in a number of professional venues throughout the US and abroad. She received a BFA from Carnegie Mellon with a focus in sculpture and installation, and her design aesthetic is heavily influenced by her background in glassblowing. Harwood’s works are completed entirely on the lathe, without carving, texturing, or burning. She uses simple, classic forms along with distinctive design elements that result in an approachable body of work with a high level of craftsmanship. Primarily, she makes utilitarian bowls, ornaments, and jewelry. Her teaching has a strong focus on tool control and sharpening.
Find out more about Ashley by visiting her website: ashleyharwood.net