Residency Blog

Week 6: More Inspiration!

Drawings and text by Amy Forsyth. Ellie Richards has added some wonderful photos to the earlier blog posts, so check them out! The weeks are flying by so quickly! And the studios are filling with amazing objects! This week, we've had to write artist statements,...

experience of touring the organ

Week 5: Make first, think second?

Text and drawings by Amy Forsyth, 2019 Sketch Artist This week, our scholar, John-Duane Kingsley, joined us. His arrival gave us the opportunity to pause and assess what we've been doing over the past few weeks and adjust our course for the last three weeks. John...

drawings by Amy Forsyth

Week 4: Work and Play

Text and sketches by Amy Forsyth, 2019 Sketch Artist The first half of this past week we were very productive. Everyone dashed about, carved, cut, shaped, turned, painted, drew, etc. And then, there was July 4 and 5, when the entire building, including the wood...

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Week 3: Time to focus!

Text and sketches by "Sketch Artist," Amy Forsyth This past week was the first one where we really were able to start working and focus for an entire week without interruption. Our heads were full of new ideas and images from our past couple weeks' activities and...

Week 2: Cabinets of Curiosity

Text and sketches by Sketch Artist Amy Forsyth No sooner had we returned from Echo Lake than it was time to pull our postcard together for our upcoming exhibition.  The only problem was that we haven't really had enough time to finish anything (or maybe even start...

Week 1: Introductions and Collaborations

Sketches and text by 2019 ITE "photojournalist" Amy Forsyth The first week of our residency is coming to a close. On Day 1, we were given a tour of the wood shop by shop guru extraordinaire, Tara, whose benevolent presence provides advice and some materials for our...

First Days of the 2019 ITE

Hello from Philadelphia! The 2019 residents have touched down, moved in, and started working! I am Amy Forsyth, this year's "photojournalist." You'll see that this year's documentation is a bit different, since I proposed to draw everything instead of photograph it...

It’s the end?

Its been almost a month since the residency came to an end and we said goodbye to Philadelphia and The Center for Art in Wood. Now that I have most of my film develop, (yes, there are still some photos of the summer that I have not seen yet haha), I wanted to post...

An Assortment of the Fourth Week at ITE

Janine and Michael exchanging some words. Seán, Janine, Michael, Jack, Jong-rye, Navva, and Mark at the Wharton Esherick. Jong-rye at the deck at Wharton Esherick deck. Michael and Seán: the start of a beautiful friendship. Janine, Brian, and Jong-rye. Oh! did I...

Third Week at ITE 2018

Some of the ITE Fellows were inspired by a dinner conversation about corn and decided to turn some.  Check out the video below: https://www.instagram.com/p/BkgXmTYFWzo/?hl=en&taken-by=morganhillcreative Here is a very blurry photo of Vivian Jack, and Cristina...