Demonstrations

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Hobo Carving and Trick Whittling

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Often erroneously seen as a process only achieved by hobos and tramps, follow a developed history of whittling steeped in hobo mystique and often hidden technique. Through trick carving and additive, sculptural chip carving, Taylor Rushing will demonstrate the creation of a tramp art box and give insight into the often-troublesome nature of the Ball-in-Cage.

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Counterpoise Shelf Construction – Willow and Found Objects

1:30 pm - 4:15 pm

In this demonstration, Justin Roberts shares the creation of a counterpoised shelf crafted from found materials and sustainable willow. Addressing willow uses, identification, and behavior, Justin recalls the knowledge passed to him by master artist, George Beard.

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Intro to Epoxy and Other Polymers

1:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Matt Sheilds presents an introduction to the use of polymer resins in various furniture applications. Epoxy topcoating, mold-making, deep casting and other techniques will be discussed and demonstrated.

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Gilding: Decorative Metal Leaf Demonstration

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Join Meg Bye as she demonstrates a “cooking style” demonstration of the gilding process from gesso through treatment, application, finish and care.

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Chair Caning

1:30 pm - 4:15 pm

A Brief Demonstration of Chair Caning will inspire makers to incorporate woven panels in new designs. Following a demonstration of Shaker tape, Danish cord and rattan, participants are encouraged to experience the weaving process. Participants will examine the intersection of woven furniture in global markets throughout history and discuss issues and applications of woven materials […]

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Responsible Restoration

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Paul Henry and Alf Sharp in this open ended demonstration and discussion of restoration tools and techniques.

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