Dr. Seri Robinson is an associate professor of wood anatomy at Oregon State University and works within the field of art science as a bio artist. She is invested in maintaining a balance in her work, striving to not be ‘just’ an artist or ‘just’ a scientist, but to blur the line between the two disciplines. Neither science nor art can exist without the other, and the intersection of the two disciplines–the substantial Venn diagram overlap, is critical for excellence in either field.
Spalted woodturning is the perfect medium to explore both internal and external intersections. The intersection of science and art. Zoom in for Seri’s fabulous program. Visit her website here.
Traditional Japanese Architecture
Dale Brotherton of Takumi Company will be our February featured presenter.
Takumi Company is a Design/Build firm based in Seattle, Washington that specializes in authentic Traditional Japanese Architecture, including Post and Beam construction for Homes, Additions, and Garden oriented structures such as Teahouses and Gates. Tatami rooms, Shoji, Tsuchikabe (clay wall) finishes, Tokonoma (display areas), built in Tansu (traditional wood chests), Kawara (clay roof tile) and Do-ban (traditional copper shingle) roof surfaces. These and other traditional elements along with typical modern amenities in harmony with carefully detailed hand woodworking exemplifies Takumi’s work.
For Takumi’s Website, click here.
Brendan Gaffney’s Book – “Things I Don’t Remember”
Brendan Bernhardt Gaffney is a woodworker, teacher and writer based in Covington, Ky. After learning cabinetmaking from his father (and a stint in academia designing and researching musical instruments) he attended College of the Redwoods (now The Krenov School) where he honed his talents as a designer and maker of fine furniture. Since attending school, Brendan has worn the hats of toolmaker, teacher, writer and furnituremaker, building everything from ancient rulers, geometer’s tools, gallery furniture and greenwood chairs, with his work published in Popular Woodworking and Mortise and Tenon magazines. Brendan’s presentation will be on his biography of James Krenov to be published by Lost Art Press in 2020
As the Holiday Season is upon us, please join us for our last monthly meeting of 2020, this Tuesday, December 1, at 7 PM.
As is customary, President, Jim Bucknell, will provide a recap of the year (and what a year it’s been!). And we will vote on our new club officers and install the new board, as well as announce the winner of the 2020 Spirit Award!
Plus, be sure to have your Bring and Brag projects ready to share with club members, too.
As a special Christmas Present to some lucky attendee, and in honor of last month’s excellent presentation – “The Two Sanders” – we will raffle off a gift card to Klingspor Abrasives so that you can start the new year off right with a new batch of the sand paper and abrasives you need! See you Tuesday!