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.