Live Online Event

AAW Presents: Laurent Niclot
Miniature Teapots

Saturday, August 28, 2021

3:00 p.m. Eastern Time


Join us online for a fascinating session with Laurent Niclot, who will show miniature hollowing techniques, and turn a mini teapot! You’ll see him hollow the teapot using miniature hollowing tools and turn the lid and spout. What’s more, Laurent will demonstrate how to create Damascus steel texture using India ink and gilding wax, and you’ll hear about the inspiration behind the metallic texture. Key takeaways:

  • Learn how to use the bedan tool and other cutting techniques for spindle turning.
  • Find out how to hollow a miniature hollow form and know the thickness of the piece.
  • Discover how to create Damascus steel texture.


  • $10 AAW members, $15 all others
  • Preregistration required. Replay will be available to registered attendees only.

Registration Notes

  • All experience levels are welcome.
  • The presentation is expected to last approximately 120 minutes.
  • Registration is open through Friday, August 27, at noon Eastern Time.



Confirmation/Receipt and Event Link

  • After registering, you will receive a receipt/confirmation by email.
  • A link to the event will be sent by email approximately 24-hours prior to the event.


  • Advance registration includes online replay of the event. The replay will be available for registered attendees through September 19. Registered attendees will be provided a link via email when the replay is available for viewing. 



About Laurent Niclot

Laurent has always loved wood, so it was only natural for him to study woodworking, woodcarving, cabinet making, furniture making, and design. He discovered woodturning from Jean-François Escoulen, and knew it was his passion. So, in 2015, at age 20, he took a six-month woodturning class at the Escoulen School in Aiguines, France, with Jean-François and Yann Marot. He then worked at the school for three years as an assistant. Today, he continues to make work and teach woodturning. Laurent does demos on a variety of topics from traditional woodturning to texturing, coloring, eccentric turning, carving, and hollowing. He has demoed around the world in Belgium, France, Canada and the US. Laurent considers his work experimental and his aim is to make pieces that are sculptural, decorative, and designed with a strong message or a story to tell.

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