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Wood Summer Session 5

JULY 16–28, 2023
Elia Bizzarri and Eric Cannizzaro
Greenwood Chairmaking

Starting with a log, you’ll split and shave parts for a ladderback side-chair in the style of Jennie Alexander, who coined the term “green woodworking.” Then you’ll assemble the chair relying on the natural swelling of super-dried rungs to help lock the chair together. We’ll use hand tools, including the draw knife, the spokeshave, and the shaving horse. This workshop is open to students of all levels who enjoy long hours and physical work. 

Note: the studio fee for this workshop is estimated at $250-325 per student.

Elia: chairmaker, teaching: The Woodwright’s School (NC), Elia Bizzarri Studio (NC); produced numerous woodworking videos including DVDs for Popular Woodworking; featured on PBS’s The Woodwright’s Shop; work and articles published in Fine Woodworking, Popular Woodworking, Woodcraft, NC Travel Guide, Mortise and Tenon.

Eric: chairmaker: teaching: Arrowmont (TN), Campbell Folk School (NC), Arbutus Folk School (WA); residencies: Arrowmont (NC), Arbutus Folk School (WA); exhibitions: Wayne Art Center (PA), Bascom (NC), Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (NY), Blue Line Arts (CA) Master Woodworkers Show (TN); representation: Grovewood Inn Gallery (NC), Frog Hollow (VT). | @eric.cannizzaro

Eric Cannizzaro, Two-Slat Ladderback Chairs, red oak, cotton webbing, natural dyes, milk paint, 18 x 18 x 34 inches
Elia Bizzarri, Aspen Table, walnut, oak, milk paint, 24 x 15 x 15 inches
Elia Bizzarri, Aspen Table, walnut, oak, milk paint, 24 x 15 x 15 inches