Wood Spring Concentration
March 5 – April 28, 2023 (8 Weeks)
Design with Curvature
Making curved shapes from flat wood is like making s’mores: it’s messy and fun and requires a bit of strategy. Sometimes it even takes a village, as it is often a collaborative team effort. We’ll first get up to speed on basic woodworking—from hand-cut joinery to coopering, steam bending, and lamination. Through daily demonstrations, exercises, and hands-on instruction, students will tackle design challenges to create utilitarian objects such as trays, containers, wall shelves, small tables, form studies, or other projects that incorporate curved wood. We’ll have weekly design discussions and group critiques. Our goal will be to explore and experiment with ideas expressed in wood. All levels.
Studio artist; teaching: Rhode Island School of Design, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship (ME), recent exhibitions: Arizona State University Art Museum, Center for Art in Wood (PA), Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Fuller Craft Museum; residencies: State University of New York Purchase, University of Wisconsin Madison, Arizona State University.