It was a pleasure welcoming such a talented artisan as James Davies to MASW for his first time teaching at the school. It didn't take his class long to realize why he was invited to teach as they crafted this copper wall sconce!
Stephen's Trompe L'oeil creations have been the talk of the furniture making community for decades and this week he returns to instruct another set of students on how he shapes wood to fool the eye. While learning a valuable skill as they shape their projects, they also produce their first work in the Trompe L'oeil style - a draped pedestal.
It's time to take the skill of Joinery up a notch with our advanced Joinery II class led by our own Marc Adams. If you thought Joinery was a challenge, this class will blow your mind. But everyone left with multiple joints they never would have attempted cut and a new confidence achieved.
Gary Striegler returns to MASW to share his expertise with all manner of trim carpentry with another lucky group of participants. They all leave having had a hand in creating many different high-end trim details and ready to try them out in their own homes and businesses.
Nobody is doing more exquisite segmented work than Malcolm Tibbetts. He shares his techniques with this class and they all get right to work creating their own segmented masterpieces. They leave with lots of experience and some beautiful pieces!
This weekend's classes included "Fixing Woodworking Mistakes with Tim Puro" and "Embellishing Your Work with Michael Fortune." Didn't matter which class our students chose, they came away knowing how to make their projects look better!