As many of you are aware, our school is in it’s tenth year of providing craft education for the aspiring amateur. We would like to invite each of you to join us for a weekend of celebration, May 1-3, 2015 as we look back on the journey. It has been a decade of highs and lows, trials and triumphs. We have made many friends, and lost influential people in our lives. We have watched relationships foster, children grow and babies born. I am grateful for it all. It has shaped our school, and our lives. We are reminded every day that our school exists not only for you, but because of you. Each of you have made a profound impact on our lives.
On Friday May 1, 2015 at 5pm a Welcome Elephant will be held at the school, with a keg of local craft beer on tap. On Saturday May 2, 2015 from 6-9pm, we will be presenting a retrospective Exhibition of work from our students, alumni and faculty. Refreshments will be provided and an informal gathering for our alumni, family and friends will follow. On Sunday an alumni brunch will take place at the Gumboot Cafe. Following brunch, for those interested, I will be providing a tour of my new home shop, which is now home to JK’s handtools and original Swedish machines.
On the following Monday we are pleased to announce that Jacques Breau 2006-2007, will be kicking off our Guest Faculty programs for 2015. Jacques will be offering a program on Curved Joinery May 4-15, 2015. Lael Gordon 2006-2007, will be presenting Parquetry August 3-15. If you are interested in attending either class, please contact the Yvonne for more details.
As there is much planning to be done, please let us know if you plan to attend, and how many pieces if any you intend to bring. These pieces may include pieces made as a student at the school, as well as work done after graduation. This will be a wonderful opportunity to catch up with old friends, and meet like minded craftsman, their families and friends. Yvonne and I would be most grateful if you could join us for this celebration.
Be well and enjoy your work,
Robert & Yvonne