Bending, Shaping & Carving for Woodworkers & Sculptors – W1521

December 11, 2014

Posted In: Furniture and Woodworking

Dean Pulver & Seth Rolland

DATES: September 7 – 25, 2015


CONCEPT: If you’re designing a new table, chair, or sculptural piece, it’s helpful to have as many approaches as possible to create the forms and surfaces that you imagine. This class encourages individuals to pursue creative experimentation and development by exploring various techniques to build and sculpt sophisticated forms with texture. Starting with drawings, models, mockups, and samples, develop your ideas into a final piece.

MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Students work with airdried lumber and use the following techniques: carving and shaping, steam bending, hot pipe bending, bent lamination and vacuum forming. In addition, students will practice stack lamination, coopering, brick laying and techniques for joining and finishing.

ACTIVITIES: We view slide presentations, technical demonstrations and provide time to develop your personal style. We design and create mockups for our projects. All receive plenty of one-on-one instruction and feedback to complete a final project.

FACULTY: Dean Pulver is a full time furniture maker and sculptor living in Taos, NM. His works are shown nationally including the Fuller Craft Museum, Bellevue Art Museum and The Center for Art in Wood.

Seth Rolland is a full-time studio furniture maker in Port Townsend, WA, producing commissions for clients and pieces for museum shows and galleries nationally. His work has also been featured in print publications.

Tuition: $1175 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $1775
Studio Fee: $175

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