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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

Build a Serpentine Front Marlborough Table (the “other” Chippendale style) - with Will Neptune

serpentine_marlborough_table.jpgMost people think “ball & claw leg” when they think of Chippendale style furniture - but the Marlborough leg with its straight lines and more architectural effect is the complement to the naturalistic cabriole with its ball and claw foot and is just as important to the style. In this week-long hands-on class each student will build this unique table which will surely compliment any hallway or living room in your house. The basic construction of the table includes forming the serpentine curve on the front apron, bricklaying and using veneers along with extensive carving and ornamentation which offers the student craftsman countless challenges and opportunities. Will’s unique, methodical and imaginative approach to problem solving and furniture instruction insure that all participants will have a great experience (and they usually learn more than they had bargained for!) We will use shop made "scratch stocks" and molding planes to profile the leg surfaces, and then learn the carved embellishments that are used with this style table. Highlights of the carving in this project include the pierced C-scroll bracket along with several carved moldings including rope and gadrooning. If you have been intrigued by carving and want to begin learning how to incorporate it into an actual piece then this is a great beginning for you. Development of patterns, layout, carving tool selection and sharpening, along with Will’s years of experience and infectious enthusiasm will make this a memorable class you should not miss. Tuition: $695.00 (plus materials.)

Section 080408A: Monday – Saturday, August 4 - 9, 9:00am - 4:30pm

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