Emma Senft is an artist and furniture maker working in wood. Emma has been a studio fellow at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, an Artist-in-Residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center and has exhibited at galleries across the U.S. and Canada. She is currently pursuing her MFA at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Emma's Upcoming Workshops
Open to All
Students of any skill and knowledge level, but have some computer skills.
Jun 6 - 10, 2022
Carving Techniques: Digital and Analog
Learn the process of designing, fabricating and hand-carving a sculptural wooden panel. Students use the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) router to cut initial shapes and planes into the wood, then complete the form and detail the surface with rotary tools and carving chisels. Demonstrations include digital-file preparation, the basics of milling rough lumber and laminating larger solid wood boards for carving. Students explore the juxtaposition of digital and analog methodologies and think about how a practice can balance screen time and automated tools with haptic processes.