DIY Spalting: From Discussion to Discovery of the Fungus Amongst Us. A Charity for Seri's Research with Seri Robinson June 10-14, 2019
$700 donation to Seri’s program at OSU, $100 material fee payable to Seri.
*Fundamentals of wood anatomy
*How fungi grow and affect wood
*Fundamentals of fungal anatomy
*How to pair fungi appropriately for spalting
*Conditions for spalting
*The history of spalted wood
*The chemistry of modern spalting
*How to use extracted fungal pigments
This class will cover all fundamental aspects of spalting, from fungal growth and culture transfer, to how fungi affect wood, to the modern science of fungal pigments and their uses. Students will learn how to pair the right fungi with the right wood to get the best results and minimize rot, and how to skip the inoculation steps altogether if desired. Anyone interested in the science and art history behind spalted wood, whether as classic woodwork or modern woodturning, will be well suited for the course. All tuition will go directly to support Seri’s continued research at Oregon State University.
There is an annual, nonrefundable registration fee of $45.
This registration fee is not a part of the class fee and is not deducted from the final balance due. This is the financial binding that locks you into the class and starts the registration process. This fee does not apply to students who only take one single day workshop.