The Centre for Fine Woodworking
New Zealand's premier furniture making, woodworking & design school
CENTRE FOR FINE WOODWORKING
NEWSLETTER – OCTOBER 2010
BEGINNING CABINET MAKING 2 – A
Course Fee: $1695 inclusive of GST and all materials for the project
We have just completed for the first time this brand new course, and have had some great studio images which we thought you might be interested to see. Following a number of requests to offer this earlier in 2011, we have just added to our calendar the additional opportunity for this two week course which will run over the Easter holiday.
The course was developed as a follow on for students who have completed Beginning Cabinet Making 1. Thorkild designed the cabinet with a coopered door and small dovetailed drawer in order to take you deeper into fine furniture making and reinforce all the basic skills learned in Beginning Cabinet Making. You will experience visting a timber yard, selecting timber with good form and figure to suit the project, and machining timber from its raw state to useable stock. You will make a simple full scale drawing and extract a cutting list. Techniques covered will include dovetailing, drawmaking, fitting of shelves and carcase, coopering, scraping, cleaning up, finishing techniques, and fitting of hinges and handle. You will take away from this course the skills and confidence to develop and undertake your own projects at home.
If you are interested in enrolling in this course please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (03) 5452674
THERE ARE LIMITED PLACES STILL AVAILABLE IN THE NOVEMBER 2010 COURSE
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAMME
Generously sponsored by
We are thrilled to announce our first formal Artist in Residence Programme here at the Centre for Fine Woodworking. Without the generous support and sponsorship from Irving Smith Jack Architects of Nelson this would not have been possible. This sponsorship is the first major contribution to our “Friends of the Centre for Fine Woodworking” where donations will go directly towards the annual Artists in Residence Programme.
Currently in the workshop we have seasoned furniture maker Vic Matthews, a long standing and highly respected New Zealand woodworker here to work alongside our full and parttime students for a two week period. We feel that the experience and expertise that a practising, successful furniture maker can share with our students will be invaluable.
Vic emigrated to New Zealand in 1963 after gaining an honours degree in design education and a diploma in wood and metal crafts from the Loughborough University of Technology. Vic worked for thirty years as a high school teacher in wood and metal crafts before becoming an independent design and manufacturer of fine furniture. His designs are influenced by the Arts and Craft tradition and he is drawn by the timeless qualities of design and construction which evolved from the best work done in the late 19th century. Vic has exhibited widely in New Zealand and his work can be found in the Waikato Museum of Art & History, The Arts Centre in Christchurch and the Dowse Museum in Lower Hutt.
Vic was awarded a QEII Arts Council Grant to study Danish furniture in Copenhagen, and lives in the Coromandel in the house and studio he built with his wife, where he continues create private and corporate commissioned fine furniture.
Vic has just completed a trophy cabinet for Constellation Cup – the netball tournament between the Australian Diamonds and the Silver Ferns.
Whilst Vic is with us he will create a beautiful bench made of American Cherry which will be formally presented to Irving Smith Jack at our 2010 exhibition opening – dates for our exhibition at Refinery Artspace, Nelson are 10th December 2010 – 16th January 2011.
For those of you who are in the Nelson area, you are warmly invited to call in to see Vic at work during the week 18th 22nd October – either phone us first on (03) 5452674 or just call in – you are most welcome.
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