FS15 – Presentations

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Bringing it HOME: from Objects to Exhibition - The jurors of HOME describe their working process.
Capturing and Maintaining Creativity and Innovation in the Community - Nancy Gottovi discusses incubator programs like STARworks Center for Creative Enterprise that teach, engage, and benefit small businesses, artists, and communities alike.
Changing Notions of Home: Four Themes in Furniture - Ashley Eriksmoen presents four underlying themes that are shaping furniture design now; lifestyle, mobility, resource uses, and technology.
Could the “Next Industrial Revolution” be about Studio Furniture? - Shopbot's Ted Hall delves into the future of digital fabrication.
Finding Home: Restoring an Iconic Landmark - Rolf Hoeg applies his studio furniture practice to the restoration of the Frank Lloyd Wright Martin House.
In Bounds: Making and Collaborating From Love and Light - Join Brent Skidmore as he discusses his role as a studio artist, community builder, and advocate for craft education in our schools.
On History, Memory, and Curriculum - Paul Henry discusses the synergy between his work and the curriculum he has developed for the history of furniture.
Public Art: An Opportunity for Furniture Makers - Moderated by Craig Nutt, Toni Sikes and Constance Y. White let us know how to identify public art opportunities and successfully complete projects while avoiding pitfalls.
Randy Shull Artist Presentation - Randy Shull guides us through his work.
Sassoville, Where Art and Life Merge - Paul Sasso lives in beautiful rural Kentucky and has transformed his property into a multi building, topiary rich villa.
The Development of A. Jacob Marks and the Skram Furniture Company - Jacob will talk about how he, a history major in college, started Skram Furniture Company as a one man shop in the woods of North Carolina, and how he has developed it into the 10 man, 26,000 square foot shop it is today.
The Final Touch: Perspectives on Surface Embellishment - An in depth presentation and panel discussion exploring the intricacies, purpose and importance of surface finishes.
The Myth of the Handmade Object - Brian Boggs muses on what it is about the idea of handmade that we revere and attempt to preserve as our process for making evolves.
Walking the Tightrope - Plenary Session by Craig Nutt for CERF+ – Furniture makers often walk a thin line between a successful career and a disastrous one.
ZEN CHAIR: A Travelogue On Chair Making in Kawaguchiko, Japan - Bryan Geary recounts his experiences as a Deshi of Master Takahiro Yoshino.
Time Friday Saturday
10:00-10:15 Symposium Welcome Morning Address / House Keeping
10:15-10:45 Could the “Next Industrial Revolution” be about Studio Furniture?

Shopbot/Ted Hall
10:45-11:15 Public Art: An Opportunity for Furniture Makers

Panel Discussion with Constance Y. White, Toni Sikes, & Craig Nutt as moderator
 
  break
11:30-12:15 The Myth of the Handmade Object

Brian Boggs
Walking the Tightrope

Craig Nutt
Sassoville, Where Art and Life Merge

Paul Sasso Artist Presentation
lunch
1:30-2:45 On History, Memory, and Curriculum

Paul Henry
Randy Shull Artist Presentation

Randy Shull
The Development of A. Jacob Marks and the Skram Furniture Company

A. Jacob Marks
ZEN CHAIR: A Travelogue On Chair Making in Kawaguchiko, Japan

Bryan Geary
break
3:00-3:50 Changing Notions of Home

Ashley Jameson Eriksmoen
In Bounds: Making and Collaborating From Love and Light

Brent Skidmore
The Final Touch: Perspectives on Surface Embellishment

Panel discussion w/ Kimberly Winkle, Katie Hudnall, Joshua Almond & Nick DeFord as moderator
Finding Home: Restoring an Iconic Landmark

Rolf Hoeg
4:00-5:00 Head to ShopBot for BBQ. Bringing it HOME: from Objects to Exhibition

Susie J. Silbert & Anna Walker
Capturing and Maintaining Creativity and Innovation in the Community

Nancy Gottovi

 

Evening Events
Thursday Evening
Kickoff Party - 6pm, game starts at 7pm
Enjoy a Durham Bulls baseball game vs. the Toldedo Mud Hens. The party will take place on a private party deck along with a delectable buffet and libations.
Join us from 6pm - 10pm. Game starts 7:05pm.
Friday Evening
ShopBot BBQ - 5pm
Be ShopBot’s guest as they open their doors to FS members only with walking tours of their facility, a BBQ, and fun activities planned that include CNC sample projects and an obstacle course!
Free shuttle service to/from ATC is included.
Saturday Evening
HOME Exhibition Reception & Silent Auction - 5pm

Hosted by the Furniture Society with help from Rockler at American Tobacco’s
Crowe Gallery.
Open to the Public