OCTOBER 21,2012

It has been a long time since my last entry. It is not from a lack of activity in my life, but just the opposite. I feel like I have not had a minute to sit down and have a quiet thought. I just got back from two weeks of teaching at The Center For Furniture Craftsmanship. I always love it there. I have developed many friendships with the people who work and teach at the school. I had some return students in my classes and it is always fun to catch up and see what people are working on. Jenn and I have been busy planning our next project, Turning Around America , Sanctuary. We are going to design and build a prototype of a mobile artist studio. We will design Jenn’s mobile media studio first to work out the kinks and then go forward with a plan to build mobile studios for other artists who will join us teaching on the road. The project will launch in the next two months. I am also excitedly designing my class for SUNY Purchase. I will be there as a Windgate- Artist in Residence from January to June. It will be a wonderful opportunity to sit down and get some of my own work done as well as teach woodturning/object making to undergrads; something I have always wanted to do. It is also my hope to finally finish a collection of essays I started while on the road.

I had two great classes but only remembered to photograph the second week. I hope my first week of students will forgive me. Here are some pictures from my last two weeks in Maine.

Stools with samples of Architectural details

ready for paint

Bob tells us about his process

Ed’s (AKA What The Heck) beautiful tool handle

Ken’s bear , turned on the lathe from a square block of wood

Class with their projects






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Collaborative Team of Jenn Moller and Beth Ireland
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