Demonstrations, Classes, Lectures and More!
Saturday & Sunday, August 26th - 27th, 2023
These educational sessions are available to EDU and VIP ticket levels only.
The schedule is not fully built out yet and is subject to change.
Join Kelly DeWitt, Founder and Creative Director of KKDW Studios, to deep-dive into the creative aspects of sharing your work, growing a loyal audience, and attracting (and keeping) high-quality clients. Originally a furniture maker, Kelly creates original designs for every KKDW project–but she is also responsible for photographing the company’s work, running its social media channels, and generally communicating to clients and potential clients. Whether you’re a one-person shop or have dozens of employees, you will leave with practical and hard-won tips from an industry veteran.
Learn how to steam bend work with award winning furniture maker Philip Morley
So, you are an accomplished woodworker. You've built projects on a personal or friendship basis. However, you're thinking of going professional. A new, paying client asks you for a bid to make a piece of furniture. Not only do you need to design and to figure out this new piece, you have to estimate its value. How do you approach cost estimation as a craftsperson? This session discusses several tactics, and the pros and cons of each one.
Stools have so many uses and are fun to make. They can be: extra seating, plant stands, end tables, small step stools, pedestals for art work, etc. I use them as my playground to embrace organic forms, texture, and design concepts as small scale furniture. I approach stool making as a fun, creative process with the goal of making freeform pieces that are quick wins in the shop in-between my technically challenging and labor intensive pieces of furniture. (feel free to edit this Austin as I'm not the best writer)
Step by step guide on how I built my light filled dream wood shop. My house has some cool mid-century modern architecture and I wanted this +900 sq addition to seamlessly fit into the property. Lessons I learned that I can pass onto you.
The Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) was a bright point in China's long history, where arts and culture reached a pinnacle of taste and style. Graceful designs, superlative material and fine craftsmanship are defining elements of this period's design. The furniture that came out of this era is some of the finest the world has ever known. Yet, to many in the West, traditional Chinese furniture is relatively unknown. Professional Furniture maker and educator, Andrew Hunter will discuss the history of furniture making in China with an emphasis on what made Ming style or Classical Chinese furniture so special. He will also investigate the influence classical Chinese furniture has had on modern furniture designs from Queen Anne to Mid-century modern. And of course, he will examine the intricate joinery that held it together for all these years!
Japanese planes (Kanna) The Japanese plane or kanna is a deceptively simple looking tool, as it looks not much more than a block of wood with a blade wedged in it. Yet, the kanna is a nuanced tool with many qualities that make them unique. Professional furniture maker and educator, Andrew Hunter will share his passion for the kanna in an hour-long presentation that covers what Andrew loves most about these remarkable tools.
Join us for an engaging session where we explore the art of kumiko, a traditional Japanese woodworking technique. Delve into the design elements, tools, and materials involved in kumiko woodworking, and discover the mesmerizing patterns and motifs created through this craft. Whether you're a woodworking enthusiast or simply curious about Japanese craftsmanship, this relaxed session offers an introduction to the captivating world of kumiko. So come and join us for an inspiring exploration of this beautiful woodworking technique!