Visiting Artist Workshops

Participate in a Visiting Artist Workshop at Trent Bosch Studios. We are excited to opening up our studio to instructors from around the world. In 2023 we are welcoming Yann Marot from France.


Yann Marot Signature Class


In this 3-Day Class with Yann Marot, participants will have the opportunity to advance their turning skills while learning some of his signature techniques. Projects will include bowls, hollow forms, unique sculptural boxes, surface treatment and carving. Students will learn about how Yann uses green wood to his advantage to encourage movement and have the opportunity to use the bedan, a traditional french tool. All levels welcome.

Tentative Schedule

While participants interests will guide the direction of the class, some topics you should expect that class to cover include:

  • Use of green wood & Yann’s Signature Roped Bowls
  • Hollow Forms & Surface Treatment (carving, sandblasting, texturing, etc.)
  • Sculptural Boxes and Multi-axis turning
  • Achieving a clean cut – Riding the Bevel vs. Slicing the wood
  • How to reduce sanding with standard tools (spindle gouge, skew, bowl gouge and/or bedan)

About Yann

Yann Marot is from Aups, France. He is a head teacher at the Escoulen School in Aiguines, France and is well known for his well crafted and beautiful turned forms. You can learn more about Yann below, and on his website and Instagram.

I have always been attracted by wood and all the creative possibilities it offers. During long studies without any conviction, I have participated in evening sculpture courses.

But I came to the lathe and decided to learn the trade of woodturner (with passion, this time). Above all, I have discovered the various aspects of woodturning – traditional, utilitarian production, and creation. I have been directly attracted by this diversity.

My thanks to Jean-François ESCOULEN and AFTAB (French association for artistic woodturning) where I could learn with many international and French professionals. Every year, I participate in professional courses.
I created my workshop in 2002. During the first 10 years, I have been a craftsman woodturner sharing my activity between turning by orders for cabinet makers, production, and creation – work that requires great precision and the others that allow me to go in a more personal imaginary.

I also love teaching and demonstrating and, in 2014, I moved to Aiguines (Provence) to join the Escoulen school teaching team. Today « teaching by doing » at the school has become a parttime activity.

For the rest, I am working alone in my workshop. Last years, my research has focused on turning green fig tree. I am fascinating by the spectacular distorsions that come during drying. So I play.

Demonstrating has given me the opportunity to travel since 2005 (Spain, England, Ireland, USA, Quebec, and more) and it’s one of the most beautiful things that happened to me.

Skill Level

Open to all skill levels. We believe that no matter your level – beginner, intermediate or advanced, students will benefit from hands on instruction. Those students that are more advanced will have plenty of time to explore areas they are interested in, and those who are just starting out on their turning journey will receive a great introduction to a variety of topics. We find that a stacked class format is beneficial for all looking to refine their techniques and get creative with the possibilities.


The cost for the three days is $700. There is NO lab fee and you will be provided with all the wood you can turn and more.  A wide variety of the best equipment is available for your use.  See details about accommodation and lodging in registration packet.

Please note: A cancellation fee of $40 will be charged on cancellations received more than 60 days prior to the start of the workshop. Cancellations received 60 days or less prior to the start of the workshop will receive no refund of the deposit. Registration is non-transferrable.

There are three options for lunch: (1) you can bring your own lunches (2) for $12/day we can provide lunch each day, it will come from a local vendor, or (3) a combination of the two options. Click here to see EXAMPLE of lunch options.


Workshops are located at Trent Bosch Studios in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Great Ratio

Classes have a maximum of seven students, with lots of personal attention. Class includes instructor and assistant.


Visiting Artist Workshops are 3 Days. In 2023 we are welcoming Yann Marot September 8-10 and September 18-20.

For further information or if you have questions please Contact us.