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In Memory of Richard Bergen

Richard BergenIt is with great sadness that I tell you Richard Bergen lost his courageous battle with Leukemia on Thursday, April 9, 2020. He was a close personal friend for over 20 years and a huge asset in the school. Richard took dozens and dozens of classes over the years and assisted in most of the beginning classes for many years. Every studio photograph of the school furniture projects was done by Richard- free of charge!

Richard never hesitated to jump in and help out any time we needed it and was a huge help to hundreds of students..

He will be sorely missed.

Bob Van Dyke

Instructor: Darrell Peart

thumb Greene and-Greene classDarrell Peart resides in Seattle Washington and started his career making and selling small wooden items at Seattle's Pike Place Market. He broadened his skills by working in high-end custom shops throughout the Puget Sound area gaining an extensive background in both commercial and custom furniture making.

In the late 80’s, he discovered the American Arts & Crafts Movement and was captivated by Darrell Peart resizedthe works of Charles and Henry Greene. Greene & Greene are Darrell's primary inspiration, but influences from James Krenov, Thomas Chippendale, Sam Maloof, and Gothic furniture have found their way into his work.

He has written for Home Furniture, Today's Woodworker, Fine Woodworking, Woodwork, Popular Woodworking, American Woodworker, Woodworker West, and Style 1900 magazines. His first book, "Greene and Greene: Design Elements for the Workshop" was published in April 2006 by Linden Press. He is currently at work on his second book to be published in 2013.

Darrell was elected in 2011 to the board of directors of the Friends of the Thorsen House (FOTH), a restoration effort of one of Greene& Greene's Ultimate Bungalows.

His work appears in various galleries; has been featured in both local and national newspapers, magazines, and books; and in private collections throughout the US.

Along with designing, building, and writing about furniture, Darrell Peart is sought after as a teacher of both furniture design and construction at several woodworking schools from coast to coast, including CVSW.

More information and works can be found on his website.

Examples of Work:

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