2013: College of the Redwoods Summer Workshop: Introduction to Parquetry
In June 2013 I will be presenting a week long class in parquetry:
Veneered surfaces can be made to present an eye-catching impression through the use of parquetry, the geometric arrangement of shaped elements. Participants in this class will be guided through all the steps necessary in the creation of a parquetry panel.
Topics to be covered through lecture and demonstration include substrate preparation, stock selection, pattern design, re-sawing, working with veneer stock, and veneer pressing. Several prepared patterns will be provided, allowing students to have the time to complete a panel during the course.
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2012: Popular Woodworking Magazine: Parquetry Tabletop
I have written an article on the process of a pinwheel parquetry design published in the December, 2012 issue of Popular Woodworking magazine.
2012: Furniture Society's Hand & Mind: Contemporary Studio Furniture
My Ripple cabinet is featured in the Furniture Society's Mind & Hand, now available from Schiffer Books!
Demonstrating the healthy state of handmade furniture in which creativity abounds in thoughtful designs, this exceptional publication showcases the relationship between mind and hand merging diverse elements into wonderful pieces!
2011: Fine Woodworking Magazine: Design Spotlight
My Ripple Credenza will be featured as a Design Spotlight in the Nov/Dec issue of Fine Woodworking Magazine.
2011: Glen-Drake Toolworks: Assistant toolmaker and turning apprentice
This year I will be working as an assistant toolmaker for Glen Drake's tools, which are specialized, premier USA made hand tools for fine woodworking. At the same time, I will be receiving intensive on the job training from master wood turner, Kevin Drake.
2010: Danish Teak Classics Presents: Under the Influence: Three local furniture makers respond to Scandinavian Design.
My latest work is on display at Danish Teak Classics in the Northrup King Building, Northeast Minneapolis.
2010: Capellagarden School of Craft and Design: 50th Anniversary Celebration and Collaborative Workshop: Vickelby, Sweden
I was invited to represent the College of the Redwoods at an international Craft symposium in Sweden. The symposium brings together a diverse group of makers and teachers from schools in Japan, Austria, Sweden and the US to explore the ethos of craft, past and present.
The Capellagarden foundation, a school for creative work, was founded in 1960 by Professor Carl Malmsten. His vision was to "create a school devoted to hand and mind, a meeting place for young people from all over the country who wanted passionately to unite beauty and function in their craft."
2010: Furniture Society Conference: Fusions: Mind, Hands, Spirit
My "Ripple" Credenza was selected to be on display at MIT Boston for the 2010 Furniture Society Conference.
Completed my 2nd year at the College of the Redwoods Fine Woodworking Program.
2009: Santa Rosa Art Museum: Award of Excellence
My Pinwheel Cafe Table received an Award Of Excellence at the Sonoma County Wood Fair.
*One More Year at College of the Redwoods*
2009 : I was recently selected to participate the second year program in fine furniture at College of the Redwoods in Ft. Bragg, California.
2007: Seward Arts Festival
Ivy arts Cooperative group show at the Vine Arts Gallery in Minneapolis
2006: Furniture Forward: Old Skills, New Styles
A select group of furniture designers (most trained at the Chicago Bauhaus at some point) presented works based on a theme of "old skills:new styles".