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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Midwest Makers: Spotlight on the Flyover States

2:30 PM -  4:00 PM

Does the mix of cold weather, flat lands, and the skeleton of American Industry become an incubator for creative expression and opportunity? In this panel discussion we will hear from several young luminaries working in the Midwest speaking on the topics of craft traditions, creative process, and career paths. We will view slides of these […]

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Constructed Identity: Furniture as a Stand-in

12:15 PM -  1:00 PM

Trained in furniture and sculpture, for several years, I considered my mind and practice to be divided. I felt by the careful precision and possibility of expertise with diligent practice available in woodworking, and the experimentation and non-media specificity offered by sculpture. For my presentation, I would like to elaborate on how the combination of […]

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Geometry in Islamic Design: History, Practice, and Possibilities

4:15 PM -  5:00 PM

The geometry found in Islamic design is a sophisticated language of motifs and patterns, but unlike the aesthetic traditions of Europe, Scandinavia, or Japan, it is almost entirely unrepresented in the studio furniture movement. In this image-rich presentation, Beston Barnett will survey historical and modern examples of interest to furniture-makers, and then discuss his own […]

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Understanding the CNC workflow for the Shopbot, an overview

12:00 PM -  12:45 PM

The robots are coming! CNC machines and design software are a race to the bottom and its time to get on board! This workshop will be a demonstration of the Shopbot Desktop MAX, and a discussion of the software workflows that are involved in the in the path from ideation to realization. We will be […]

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Analog Animation With Digital Tools

11:00 AM -  11:45 AM

I am working with the Shaper Origin and a wood lathe to create an ancient form of animation called the Zoetrope. When the piece is spun under the flashing light of a strobe a series of inlayed images will create the illusion of motion on the surface of the vessel. My talk will cover a […]

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Hidden Agenda: Conceptual Elements in Furniture Design

2:30 PM -  4:00 PM

The marriage of art and ideas is well established, but the use of conceptual elements in furniture design is less common. As more designers are entering the field with an arts school background, furniture has moved beyond the limits of functionality to become a platform for powerful artistic statements. This panel will examine the role […]

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Award of Distinction and Luncheon

1:00 PM -  3:00 PM

Award of Distinction and luncheon honoring Craig Nutt

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