Wendy Maruyama is a furniture maker, artist and educator who has been making innovative work for 40 years. While her early work combined ideologies of feminism and traditional craft objects, her newer work moves beyond the boundaries of traditional studio craft and into the realm of social practice.
Wendy's Upcoming Workshops
Students have experience working with stationary machines and power tools and are familiar with basic principles of joinery and 3-D design.
Students have some formal training in 3-D design, experience with a variety of materials and fabrication processes, and know how to use machine and hand tools competently and safely. Students have a portfolio of their artwork.
Students have advanced skill and knowledge of furniture design. Students are highly motivated and have multiple portfolios of their artwork.
Jul 26 - Aug 6, 2021
Wendy Maruyama, Matt Hutton
This workshop explores the creative possibilities of case construction, not only in terms of function, but also its sculptural and narrative potential. Students begin with short exercises that trigger design concepts and transition into fabrication of refined ideas. Participants visit the basics of cabinet making and working with curved and round forms for carcass construction with an emphasis on tambour.