The Woodschool Blog

From Tree to Table: The Making of Bowls, Platters and More

Written by Michaela Stone on .

 

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The past week has seen a lot of action in the Woodturning Studio with the Introduction to Turning class taught by Ken Wise and Mac Ray. The students have been busy turning spindles, platters, and bowls. During the class, they covered wood selection, tool sharpening, lathe safety, and numerous turning techniques. They started with logs and ended with functional, beautiful objects to take home!

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Current Student Work in the Messler Gallery 4/15 - 5/25

Written by Michaela Stone on .

It is so thrilling to see the incredible work the Nine-month Comprehensive students have created in one place. Each year we watch the hard work and energy, the experiments, challenges, and occasional failures that the students have to push through and learn from in order to produce finished work; and each year it is a delight to walk into the Messler Gallery, the day before the student show opens, and witness the astounding payoff.

 

Current Student Work is open until May 25th. Don't miss it!

 

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Asher Dunn's Instagram Takeover

Written by Michaela Stone on .

Whip-smart and zestfully passionate, Asher Dunn is a treasure to have on campus. The young industrial designer has gained international recognition for his firm Studio Dunn, where he and his team create beautiful, sustainable furniture, lighting, and household objects. As the guest instructor for the "multiples" section of the Nine-month Comprehensive, Asher is working with students to develop production oriented objects, from desk lamps to bar stools to boxes; he's guiding the students through the procedure of refining a product through multiple design iterations and explorations of material and process. To top it all off, he's been generous enough to take over the school's Instagram account, sharing the many killer photographs he's captured around campus. Here are just a few of the wonderful pictures he's snapped. To see them all, please follow us on Instagram @woodschoolmaine, and while you're at it, follow Asher's design firm @studiodunn!

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