It has been some time since I have had the opportunity to sit down and write. Our Craftsman program students are in the process of completing their Upward Spiral exercise and many have begun the wood selection and breakout for the Passage exercise. Our Resident Craftsman program students are completing their chairs and have begun the mockup and working drawings for the Opus exercise. The school continues to keep me very busy however; I do enjoy my Sundays in my little shop, a time for which I am most grateful.
Inside Passage School of Fine Cabinetmaking is delighted to announce Melissa Moure Evans, shown above during the wrapping of her chair seat, as our new teaching assistant beginning fall 2012. Melissa is a two year graduate of the program. She possesses fine skills as a craftsman and equally fine people skills. Her woodworking education thus far has been entirely Krenovian influenced;
Yvonne and I are delighted to have this fine young craftsman join us as she continues to enjoy and explore, the many subtleties of our craft.
Resident Craftsman Program 2012-2013
Inside Passage School of Fine Cabinetmaking is proud and grateful to announce our selections for the Resident Craftsman program for the 2012-2013 school year. This years class includes six from our current Craftsman program and one from the 2007-2008 Craftsman program. Marjolein Hermans, Peter Flaxman, Walker Dosdall, Candice Smith, Eupho Kubota, Morgan Miller and Walker Savage (2007-2008) will all be joining us for a second year of study. This will be the largest group of second year students since the schools inception. Our seven selections include representation from Canada, United States, Belgium and Japan.
Minnesota Woodworkers Guild
I have been invited to a teach a workshop this fall at the Minnesota Woodworkers Guild, November 2nd, 3rd & 4th. On the Friday evening, I will be presenting a slideshow of Jim’s work, my own work and the work of our students and discuss the life and work of the impractical cabinetmaker. The Saturday and Sunday, will include two-day workshop on the wood, tools and details of fine cabinetmaking including grain graphics, plane and tool making, coopering, dovetails and carving consoles. I am very much looking forward to visiting our alumni in the area who are doing some incredible work out east.