Two-week workshop led by Alicia Dietz. Looking to landscape as inspiration for explorations in hand and power carving, and using carving’s subtractive nature, participants will slowly reveal layers hidden in the wood.
Together, we will look to landscape as inspiration for explorations in hand and power carving. Using carving’s subtractive nature, we will slowly reveal layers hidden in the wood. Carving allows us to see the macro and the micro, both in object creation and in ourselves. Whether working literally or figuratively, participants will explore how the meandering river or deep valleys are reflective of the topography of our lives. While wood is the focus of this workshop, exploration of alternative materials is encouraged. All levels welcome.
Alicia Dietz traded a pilot’s helmet for hand plane, following her passion for craft after a ten-year, worldwide career as a Blackhawk Helicopter Maintenance Test Pilot in the U.S. Army. She received two Woodworking and Furniture Making Degrees from Vermont Woodworking School, and an MFA in Craft/Material Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her studio practice includes private and public commissions for furniture, carving, and mixed media. Dietz lives and works with her partner in Richmond, Virginia. aliciadietzstudios.com @aliciadietzstudios
Scholarship application deadline: March 1, 2020
Genreal application deadline: April 1, 2020