Wood Spring Concentration
March 7 – April 30, 2021
This furniture workshop will include a little bit of everything! Starting with a two-week chair project, we’ll cover machine- and hand-tool usage and the basics of joinery and design. We’ll spend one week on upholstery techniques and make a fully webbed, sprung, padded, and upholstered ottoman. Next, we’ll learn simple digital drawing using Rhino and cut shapes with the CNC machine. Then we’ll use that knowledge to make forms for bent lamination and steam bending. During the last three weeks, students will work on self-directed projects. Throughout, we’ll have fun and organize some campus events to bring people together (safely) to celebrate art. All levels. Code S00W
Studio artist; teaching: California College of the Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, Parsons The New School of Design (NYC); exhibitions: Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), Center for Art in Wood (Philadelphia), Houston Center for Contemporary Craft; publications: Impossible Design by Agata Toromanoff, The Independent Design Guide: Innovative Products from the New Generation by Laura Houseley, American Craft.