You may be interested in some of our past activities.
Kip Stewart Bookcase
We love this retro bookcase by ongoing furniture making student Vern using solid Tasmanian Blackwood and veneered board. The most challenging aspect of this project was the curved legs and a number of test legs were made in the planning stages as well as customised jigs that enabled Vern to quickly and successfully repeat production processes. The finish was created using layers of blonde shellac and is underpinned by Vern’s sanding efforts that make this piece truly sing. This bookcase is based on a 1950’s bookcase designed by Kip Stewart for Drexel Declaration.
Chatoyance - Master Woodworkers Exhibition
By Studio Woodworkers Australia (SWA)
18th Feb – 8th April
If you love wood, don’t miss this exciting exhibition by some of Australia’s acclaimed and favourite craftspeople. SWA members (some working in collaboration with emerging makers) will showcase their skills and explore the meaning of “Chatoyance”. Derived from the French “chatoyer” meaning “to shine like a cat's eye”, in woodworking terms this describes a “shimmer” “figure” or three-dimensional characteristic in timber highly sought after by furniture makers. Stuart is a member of SWA and is a participant in this exhibition.
Until: 8th April, Where: Sturt Craft Centre, Range Road, Mittagong
We took part in the Powerhouse Museum's educational initiative to support the HSC seminar program for high school students. The seminar series coincided with "Shape 2016" an exhibition featuring the top 36 HSC Major Design Projects from last year.
There were a number of firsts in this chest made by furniture making student Nick including experiments with CNC and resin along with cutting the dovetails by hand. A stunning array of timbers all sourced locally from Anagote Timbers were used including; Silky Oak, NG Rosewood and Silver Ash. Orange leather supplied by John at Hide Leather. This is a truly wonderful piece that displays a variety of skills and determination to get the details just right.
Den Fair - Melb 8 - 10 June, 2017
Furniture making student Ed Ko was selected to exhibit his “Helio Stool” at Den Fair 2017. Eddy was one of twelve emerging designer/makers selected for 'Front Centre'.
'Together Again' - Alumni was an exhibition of 14 makers who graduated within the first 20 years of Sturt School For Wood.
Australian Wood Review Magazine Issue 95
Stuart joined invited graduates from the first 20 years of the Sturt School for Wood in the school's inaugral exhibition "Alumni". The exhibition showcased some of Australia's leading furniture makers and teachers and their current work practices.
MYBENCH at the Sydney Timber & Working with Wood Show - June
Thank you to everyone who came along to the Woodworkers Assn NSW stand to say hello and look at our new woodworking bench mybench Our "Make a Workbench Course" is now up and running.