Hello and welcome to my journal. I am honoured and excited to have this space to share with you a look into our work and life at the school.
For the last ten weeks I have been assisting in the Vidar's Chair program, working alongside Nondas as he builds a set of two. Soon his chairs will be travelling across the country to Nondas and Melissa's new home in Maine, to find their place at the dining table.
Here we are in the final stages of fitting and shaping of arms and back splats, looking forward to our final assemblies.
It has been a most enjoyable shared learning and teaching experience for me and I am grateful to have crossed paths with this fellow woodworker. Nondas, your unfailing kindness and amazing energy will be missed in the shop.
As I complete my second build of this chair in the next few days, I will be reflecting more on this summer session, a very significant one for me as a craftsman and in my life here in the Creek. For now I give deepest thanks to Robert and Yvonne for creating this warm and beautiful place, where I come to enjoy my work.