Note how Russell Gale, a former CR student, used straight grain in the linear parts of his chair but for the back splats, he chose a grain to compliment the curves.
Awhile back, Laura Mays, made 10 boxes using a variety of woods of different colors. When I first saw these, I thought "she's using color so I get to ebonize my legs!"
A couple of weeks ago, some of us took a marquetry class taught by Greg Zall, another former CR student. His work is a perfect example of how one can use wood to paint a canvas. And again, note how he wraps the grain around his piece.
And here is my attempt at marquetry.
On day two of the class, we had a visit from Michael Cullen. Prior to starting school at CR, I took a class of his where we learned how to use milk paint and carving tools to create a different style in wood...texture and color.
So many different styles of work and, thus, so many paths to go down in this wonderful world of wood.
|Greg Zall, David Welter, Michael Cullen|
Two more web pages by current students:
and Tim Lundholm