Monday, January 5, 2015

Getting a Jump on 2015

I hope that you had a great holiday season and are as ready as I am to embrace a new year. I am sending off the last of my images for the book tomorrow and Chris and Linda at Lost Art Press are working hard on getting it all put together. I'm thrilled to see it all coming together and look forward to starting this year with such a big project off my roster.

With that in mind, here is my teaching schedule as it stands now. There won't be a lot of classes for me this year, frankly, I feel like I've kinda earned a break. But, I am excited for the classes that I am teaching so here are the details. You can contact me at or 978-563-1425 to register or if you have any questions.

Early March (exact date to be set) THIS CLASS IS FULL
Balloon Back side chair

3 student class taught at my shop in Sterling
6 day class, tuition $1400
Don't be fooled by the simple looking side chair, it has plenty to challenge new and even seasoned makers looking to raise their skill level. I have taught this class a number of times recently and am convinced that the students learn more, make a better chair and have more fun doing it rather than tackling an armchair. For a 6 day class, armchairs are alright, but the extra time producing twice as many spindles eats into the time for indepth instruction and skill building
All classes that I host require a $250 deposit to hold the spot. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the classes.

I'm very excited to team up with Caleb who will be hosting this class and hopefully many others in the future. I will be teaching the class with the help of Charlie Ryland who has been helping me in the shop and teaching with me for the last year.

May 4th in Greenville, SC at the shop of Caleb James This Class is Full!
Balloon Back Side Chair
6 students/ 6 day class, tuition $1300

I will be back at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking June 15th for a class building the Balloon Back side chair. You can find more info on their website.

I will also be teaching more in house classes at the North Bennet Street School, The Sapfm in Ohio and a series of classes down under in Australia. I might schedule more as the year marches on, but as I said, a little breathing room, and chairmaking/ blogging time seems like just the thing for 2015!