Well, this June, I was able to cross off a major life goal from my bucket list (I hate the phrase “bucket list” but there you have it) by teaching my first full session course at the Haystack Mountain School of Craft.
I first attended Haystack as a work Study student in 2007, an experience that was directly responsible for me applying to graduate school and formative to me in many ways. Since then, Haystack has served as a yearly (sometimes a few times a year in one capacity or another) reset. While I have taught short workshops there over the years, this was my first time as a two week course instructor and it did not disappoint. The class, entitled “Reinterpreting the Familiar Object” was loose in theme with sporadic intensive demonstrations and one on one training and discussion. A small group, my Seven student class consisted of a fantastic mix of people from a broad spectrum of life.
I teach best in these kinds of settings. A class in which students propose their own ideas, and I guide them through the execution of that idea. We had furniture, turning, sculptural boat forms, and much more. So much fun and such a great group.
Here is a smattering of images from the class.
Also, we were there for an amazing full moon on the summer solstice. It was positively glowing for most of the two week session.
Stay tuned for more updates as I prepare to leave Maine for California and a whole new grownup teaching adventure.
This past week, I taught a week-long workshop for MECA’s continuing studies program. The class was made up of six students, from high school age and up. The only thing this group had in common was their lack of experience with furniture making techniques and woodworking on a finer level. The class, which Continue reading
my parent’s house in Warren Maine, from my recently acquired drone.
Hello all, and welcome back to SnarkAttack. I haven’t posted much of late because things have been a whirlwind since about midway through my four month stint in Madison Wisconsin as Windgate Artist in Residence in the Furniture Program there. A lot has happened.
Here is a little timelapse video of me, with the help of Amertah Perman and BA Harrington, de-installing my recent show at IUP’s Kipp Gallery…
New idea… Starting this week, the first full week of my second year teaching, I will be posting at least once a week again. I tend to have anxiety about posting big important posts and then too much stuff happens for me to report on. From now on, no matter how minuscule, I’m going to try posting to this here blog more often, because I’ve got things happening, I just don’t have time to explain it all.
Here is this to start this new blogular phase.
I’m a finalist for a big public art project (1 of 7 out 100 proposals) at the new Maine General Hospital, and this is the team of finalists on a site visit to the project which is still under construction. This is what artists look like when they dress up like construction workers.
Anyway, it’s a very cool project and I really hope I get to create this piece for it. Here are a few more images for you.
It’s the town I grew up in, Northville NY, from the air.