Wood Fall Concentration
September 22 – November 15, 2019
All Outward Appearances
In this workshop we’ll ponder the depths of something shallow: that infinitely thin layer we call the surface. Although wood is our material, we’ll think like graphic designers, working with composition, color, pattern, and texture to create expressive surfaces for furniture and sculpture. Our primary techniques will be marquetry, parquetry, wood and metal inlay, texturing, and painting. Beginners will have ample opportunity to learn woodworking fundamentals through project-based assignments, which will be adapted to accommodate and challenge more experienced students. We’ll value process and discovery over product, keep a steady but contemplative pace, and mine the veins of our aesthetic curiosity—especially when that takes us deep below the surface. Guest instructor Ellen Kaspern will join us for two weeks. All levels. Code F00W
Studio artist; teaching: Arrowmont (TN), Penland; awards: Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship, Mineck Fellowship from the Society of Arts and Crafts (Boston); residencies: Windgate International Turning Exchange at the Center for Art in Wood (Philadelphia), Haystack Open Studio Residency (ME), Center for Furniture Craftsmanship Studio Fellowship (ME), Penland Core Fellowship; collections: Center for Art in Wood.