May 9, 2010

Welcome to our web site and the current publication of Heart Hand and Eye, Inside Passage School of Fine Cabinetmaking's newsletter celebrating the work of our students, alumni and faculty.

Class of 2009-2010

back row from left: Michael, Bruce, Ian, Ian, Don & Steve
middle row from left: Rob, Yvonne, Evan, Jason,
Michal, Barb, Byron & Daisuke
front row from left: Junior, Robert, Morrie, Meredith, Gary
foreground: Hong, Steve, Lacie & Neil

The work from this years class is being professionally photographed the week of the Vancouver show and will be published on the website in the coming weeks. If you would like to see the work first hand please visit one of the three exhibitions featuring our work.

Vancouver Exhibition

Postcard Graphic Design Work by Michal Opalski

Open House

Saturday May 8th 1-5pm
Inside Passage School of Fine Woodworking
1055 Roberts Creek Road
Sunshine Coast British Columbia

Furniture Exhibition

Reception Saturday May 15th 1-5pm
Exhibition closes May 29th
Kozai Designs
1515 West 6th Avenue
Vancouver British Columbia

Toronto Exhibition

Chair by Yosuke Yoshizaki

Third year graduate Daisuke Tanaka and Artisan Alumni Anjali Navkar have organized a show of featuring the work of Inside Passage School Alumni & Faculty.

The exhibition takes place at Arta Gallery 55 Mill Street Building 9 #102 on June 13 & 14 in the distillery district of Toronto. For more information visit Slow Furniture Studio

Seattle Exhibition

Showcase Cabinet by Steve Neil

Congratulations to Inside Passage School faculty Ian Godfrey and second year student Steve Neil who recently had work juried into the Northwest Furniture Gallery located at 101 South Jackson Street Seattle Washington.

Letter to the Editor

Resident Craftsman Jason Dingess wrote a letter of thanks to Jim Krenov which appears in the current issue of Fine Woodworking Magazine

New Website

Our new website is under construction. We have enlisted the services of website designer and graphic artist Berdene du Toit. The new website will feature updated program descriptions and photography, improved alumni & faculty pages, facility tour, archives, journals, online registration and multiple galleries celebrating the work of our students, alumni and faculty of the school. Watch for its launch this summer.

Registrations & Applications

At this time there is limited space in a few of our programs. We are currently accepting registrations for our Artisan Programs and applications for our Craftsman Program. If you would you would like more information or would like to register call Yvonne toll free at 1.877.943.9663. Alternatively registrations may be faxed to 1.604.885.9711


Our fifth year at Inside Passage marked the passing of my friend and teacher Jim Krenov. While his voice maybe silent, we will continue to operate the school true to his teachings.

I would like to tke this opportunity to thank all our students, this school not only exists for you but because of you. I would also like to thank our Guest Faculty, Jacques Breau, Ian Godfrey, Jason Klager and Gary Kent.

In closing I would like to thank my soul mate, my partner in life and work for keeping the school, our family on me on course.

Be well and enjoy your work,