Sawdust is flying! We have less than a week to finish our projects and there is much yet to complete. Karen Schoenewaldt, employee extraordinaire at the Center for Art in Wood, has completed the layout of the exhibit space, having firmly, yet gently, pried the pertinent information from all of us. Ugh … paperwork! But, thank you, Karen!

 

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All those long strips of bent wood have become a chest for a drawer.

Rubber bands temporarily hold together the assembly.

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Glue-up begins …. to say this is complex is an understatement. Michaela, I have no idea how you manage to pull off these complex forms!

 

 

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Katie started painting her jewelry box. Adding buttons is next. (Photo courtesy Katie Hudnall.)

And, she is framing some of her drawings. New to her is drawing on black paper.

 

 

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Ashley prepares boards for her next project …  a box?

For those unfamiliar with hand-planing, just know that Ashley wields a mean handplane!

 

 

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The finer points of sanding, courtesy of Nuch. She’s wondering why in the world the Center didn’t provide sanding assistants for us ….

Printmaking and assembling. Nuch is also utilizing black paper.

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And more sanding!

 

 

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Amy’s rendition of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts … and a tree.

Photos from every angle are needed to fully “see” all the buildings in Amy’s colorful architectural sculpture.

 

 

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Rebecca is using a scraper to smooth a curve. The piece belongs to a chair she is finishing for the exhibit.

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A major design leap take Rebecca’s ebony forms to a new level. The complex-curved forms makes the pieces look more human-like. The bent-wood, laminated form around the black pieces is the glued-up headband. Shaping of that is next.

 

 

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I’ve started adding paint to my turning-fetish “box.”

Off to the shop!

Betty J. Scarpino, Photojournalist