Explore cold-pressed curved laminations inspired by the original work at the Bauhaus in Germany in the 1920s and later efforts at Black Mountain College in North Carolina. The ability to imagine in woodworking involves insights, sketches, models and experiments, all of which we examine in this workshop. Throughout the course, students start from woodworking fundamentals to create fair curves in drawings and templates and understand laminating forms. Ultimately, you work toward building a step stool or wall shelf.
Media & Techniques:
We learn the development of working with curves. Students explore original shapes and combinations in woodworking to lead creativity in the larger world. We work in solid wood, veneered panels and allied materials to complete our forms. Review of construction techniques and clamping strategies for a variety of formed surfaces are included.
Daily demonstrations take place, and we spend part of each day learning new techniques. We also partake in studio practice and one-on-one consultation.
John Sheridan’s career as a furniture maker spans 40+ years. Additionally, he is a writer for Woodwork, an instructor at several San Francisco colleges, and is the founder of the San Francisco Woodshop and Grew-Sheridan Studio. John trained as an apprentice at the Peters Valley Crafts Center and at the University of the Arts.