Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Mollusque At Zona Maco 10/04/2013


Mollusque, which has been with Todd Merrill in New York at his gallery, is now being exhibited at Zona Maco, a contemporary art fair in Mexico. It is regarded as the most important contemporary art exhibition in Latin America and they expect to have over 35,000 attendees over the week.

New 50 Week Students

Martin, Neil, Chris, Juergen and Brian joined 'robinson house studio' this week to embark on their 50 week furniture making courses with Marc. So far, as with all new students, they have been tuning their hand planes and are now looking at sharpening their chisels and plane irons. As always we will be blogging their progress over the year!

12 Week Student Projects

We recently said goodbye to our 12 week students Charlie, Ola, Alexis and Duncan but not before getting some pictures of the work they did in their time here. 

A game made by Charlie using walnut and satinwood veneer
Charlie's bike rack in walnut and olive ash

Stacking boxes made by Ola using walnut and ash

Console table in walnut and glass made by Duncan
 Two Day Spindle Moulding Course

As you may already know, Marc runs a weekend course on spindle moulding. The spindle moulder is an extremely versatile machine and two days will only cover the basics but once you get to know it, it can be a very useful addition to any workshop. Marc went through the two day course with all our current students, covering how to set up fences and guards, different cutter blocks, rebating, tongue and groove, chamfering, tenoning, using the power feed and using jigs to create curved work.

If you are interested in the spindle moulding course then please do get in touch!

Artist of the Week

This week I have chosen to share with you the work of McNabb & Co who have created a series of cityscapes "sketched" with a bandsaw.

Thanks for checking us out, more next week


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