Gershman Y Chapel
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Moderated by Glenn Adamson. This panel/presentation/conversation seeks to document some of the particular stories that were part of the creation of the Furniture Society. The freeze moment is the first Steering Committee meeting, in Philadelphia on April 27-28, 1996. Individuals who participated at this meeting, which after two days of introductions, banter, discussion, emotion and […]
Our discussion will cover the different types of products and strategies for sales success. Small-scale production structures including one off products all the way to the external sourcing of parts and products. We will take an in-depth look into the evolving landscape of both the making and selling of high end well crafted objects.
Curators, critics, scholars, and makers bring different voices and perspectives to exhibitions of contemporary furniture. This panel discussion, which grew out of the current exhibition at the Center for Art in Wood, will examine the major concepts, challenges, and techniques posed by contemporary seating furniture. It will highlight the new ideas brought to the fore […]
The Center for Art in Wood awards seven prestigious fellowships for the annual Windgate ITE International Residency Program. These artists plan to collaborate in various ways during their first weeks of their residency. They will share the results of their investigations.
The manufacturing industry is facing external pressures that are changing what we make, how we make it, who makes it, and who we are making it for. We all need to understand these shifts to stay competitive and relevant. In this session, you’ll take away knowing more about this next industrial revolution that is already […]
Friday, June 24, 2016
Artist residency programs offer opportunity to explore ideas, techniques, technologies and ways of working, while also building community. This panel will highlight a selection of residency programs available to furniture makers. The panelists, all residency alumni, will share the role of residency programs on the development of their work and careers as furniture artists.
View an episode of the PBS documentary series by Craft in America, a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization with a mission to promote and advance original handcrafted work, through programs in all media.
This live demonstration highlights the benefits to utilizing Fusion 360 for upfront design and digital fabrication. Fusion 360 is a unique tool that allows for both parametric and freeform modeling, photorealistic rendering, as well as 3-axis CNC machining. We’ll examine a variety of common workflows inside of Fusion 360, and see how using a digital […]
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Do you want to be known for a body of work; a new style or technique; for the students you taught; for helping another artist get started; or for supporting a good cause? What steps are you taking now to secure your legacy? And, what are you going to do with all your stuff?
Furniture making has acquired an elevated status. New technologies and design practices have entered our production processes and are diversifying the workplace. The ‘Maker’ identity solidifies this emerging relationship between design and craft, and social media provides broad access to the surrounding narrative. #Craftswomen is organized in response to these shifts, as a space to […]