National Day of Making
FS22: Working Together
Saturday, June 11, 2022
Regional in-person events happening around the country!
Spruce Pine, NC
Treats Studio Building
Treats Studio Logo
Join us from 11am-1pm CDT for studio tours and a community build project to support Craft for a Greater Good and BeLoved Asheville.
Treats Studios is located in downtown Spruce Pine, NC, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. They are 15 minutes from Penland School of Craft and an hour from Asheville. This artist-rich community is a welcoming and supportive environment for young and established artists alike.
216 Oak Ave, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
For more information contact Hello@TreatsStudios.org
Gallery Exhibition — In no. 5: Katie Hudnall and Tom Loeser: Boxing Match
Tour of Boxing Match with Theresa Abel
Instagram live: 12:30pm EDT @furnituresociety
Sat, June 11, 11am CDT
Abel Contemporary Gallery
524 East Main Street • Stoughton, Wisconsin 53589
The Center for Art in Wood
Center for Art In Wood Logo
Spoon by Norm Sartorius
Instagram live: 2pm EDT @furnituresociety
12:00 pm — 3:00 pm EDT
Free Range Carving Meet-up
In celebration of National Day of Making, the Center for Art in Wood and the Furniture Society are teaming up to present a fun day and creative day of Free Range Carving. Grab your widdling tools and wood for an afternoon of carving, conversation, and camaraderie. If you don’t have own tools and supplies, not to worry— spoon carving kits are available for purchase in the Center’s store. Afterward, we’ll continue the festivities nearby at the Independence Beer Garden for cocktails, games, and snacks.
2:00 pm & 4:00 pm EDT
Gallery Tour for Spoons to Stir the Soul: The World of Norm Sartorius
Join us for a guided tour of our current exhibition, Spoons to Stir the Soul: The World of Norm Sartorius. Spoons to Stir the Soul is the first career retrospective exhibition celebrating the life and work of extraordinary wood carver Norm Sartorius. In a career spanning more than 40 years, he has literally carved a niche for himself, opening new doors for creative possibilities in the material of wood. The exhibition includes many of Sartorius’s finest works, selected from some of the premier private and public collections in the United States. The show traces the dynamic evolution of the artist’s creative expressions, from his earliest efforts as a professional woodworker in the 1970s to his commitment to the spoon as a fine-art category in the 1980s and ‘90s, and culminating with his current mature vision, aesthetic refinement, and woodworking mastery — all of which have produced a unique and deeply soul-stirring oeuvre of art-in-wood.
https://centerforartinwood.org/event/gallery-tour-for-spoons-to-stir-the-soul-the-world-of-norm-sartorius/2022 – 06-11/
San Diego, CA
San Diego Craft Collective
Instagram live: 8pm EDT @furnituresociety
Join San Diego Craft Collective and The Furniture Society for an open house event at the Craft Collective’s headquarters in Liberty Station’s Arts District.
4pm — 7pm PDT
San Diego Craft Collective welcomes the community for an open house with craft artists and live demonstrations.
Come watch, make friends, and mingle with other craftophiles.
Bass Builder, Allan Corona, will be in the studio showing how custom bass guitars are made.
Other artists will be announced soon!
Interested in becoming a Furniture Society member? Learn more, join, or renew your membership here. You’ll also have a chance to do that at the event.
All ages are welcome. This is a FREE event.
Register for the event here
2590 Truxtun Rd., Studio 106, San Diego, CA 92106
For more information, contact Steffi Dotson at email@example.com
Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston Woodworking School
Charleston Joe with Students
Charleston Katie at work
Instagram live: 11:15pm EDT @furnituresociety
10 am — 12 pm EST
demo, drop-in, meet up
Join Katie Thompson of the Women of Woodworking Project for a special meet-up for The Furniture Society’s National Day of Making at the Charleston Woodworking School from 10 am — 12 pm ET Saturday, June 11. Stop by to say hello and watch demos by Naomi Feuerstein of Overlook Woods and CWS instructor Joseph Thompson of Joseph Thompson Woodworks. Check out the school and some of the beautiful work handcrafted right here in the Lowcountry!
For more information contact Katie Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org
Little Rock, Arkansas
University of Arkansas Little Rock
Uof A Garden2
Uof A Garden 3
Uo A Garden1
Woodworking and Furniture Design/Campus Garden Volunteer Day
8 a.m. — 2 p.m. CST
Join UA Little Rock Woodworking and Furniture Design at the UA Little Rock Campus Garden for a volunteer day. Projects include assembling harvest boxes from reclaimed campus lumber, building picnic tables, and carpentry work on the garden’s new deck. Lots of gardening tasks too, as growing season is in full swing!
For more information visit https://ualr.edu/garden/ or email Peter Scheidt at email@example.com