thumb Pekovich Tea Chest 1 640Summer - Fall 2020 Class Schedule available. More fall classes coming soon. Click here for more information.

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

Carving for Furniture Makers - Foliage & Flowers - with Will Neptune

147_foliage_leg_Will_Neptune.jpgWe are pleased to welcome Will Neptune back for this new series of classes which is designed for people who want to add some carving to their furniture work but are not really sure where to begin. This second in the series with Will concentrates on designing, laying out and carving various leaves and flowers. Acanthus leaves and rosettes are typical types of ornamentation you might find on the knee of a cabriole leg, a bed-post or on an architectural element like a fireplace mantle. Will's systematic approach to carving seemingly complex shapes assures the beginning carver a level of success they had not imagined possible. Tool selection, sharpening and design are essential and form an important part of this exciting hands on class. Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn from one of this country's leading wood carvers.

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All I can say is WOW!  Mike Mascelli is absolutely terrific!  

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I took the weekend woodturning class this weekend with Cory Anderson and just wanted to let you know how fabulous I thought he was.

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