Woodworking Museum: Yerevan, Armenia For some people who read this crazy blog of mine you have probably noticed from my previous post that I travel a bit. So, when my wife told me there was a woodcarving museum in Yerevan, Armenia when we were in Kazbegi, Georgia, I was like WHAT? Are you pulling my chain? Because my wife does this sometimes just to mess with my head, but this time she was not kidding me. So, when we got to Yerevan, Armenia a week later, I had to locate this museum ...
Paris National Conservatory of Arts and craftsa lumber jerk in Paris Some of you know my French history.Also that my wonderful Paris love story sadly ended. Was actually back in Paris not so long ago, but Paris was under the dark, so I went back fast and have closed the book with peace in my mind, but a little sadness my heart. But my love for Paris are still there, especially for the way the French celebrated the crafts, the love and respect they have as a historic tradition for the cr...
A Web Of Connections You never know the connections that might be made from being in a show, exhibition, or getting published. It seems like it is never is a straight line in arriving to that point nor where you may go from there. It is more like a spider web of connections and interconnections. Since being included in the fine woodworking exhibition at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, I have all sorts of emails and contacts that have come my direction. One of them was from the exe...
One wild shaving horseMuseum tour just for the inspiration… This is part three of the shaving horse blog. Today my daughter and I took a little tour to a town in Denmark called Roskilde.In roskilde we have this beautiful church, where all our kings and queens are burried. But also a wonderful little tool museum http://www.roskildemuseum.dk/Default.aspx?ID=113 .The tools here are donated to the museeum by a private persons collection.And it is from here I took the picture of the...
Danette Smith's Pyrography Series #3: "20th Century Pyrographers" an International Exhibit of Pyrography.
Hello Everyone! There has been lots of interest in the “All Pyrography” exhibit at the Andrews Art Museum in North Carolina. I know there are many of you who would have liked to go and see it, so I’m offering the next best thing. I created a “dedicated web page” to showcase each artist and their work. It offers an up-close shot of their artwork. I hope you enjoy it. Click here: http://dangeespyrography.com/20th_Century_Pyrographers Share this wi...
Hello Everyone!It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, but I wanted to share this with everyone. For those of you who do woodburning, I think you will find this interesting. Next weekend (June 4, 2011) will be the opening of a 3 month pyrography exhibit at Anrews Art Museum in North Carolina. This will be the first such exhibit in an Art Museum. This is going to be monumental as it will promote the art form of Pyrography, also known as woodburning. There will be 20 a...
At 17m long, TREE is London’s Natural History Museum’s largest botanical specimen. It is a wafer-thin shaving through the entire 200 year old tree from roots to branch tips. The video shows Tania Kovats’ journey through finding the tree, deciding how to bring it down, learning how to have it resawn, CNC machined thin, and dried, and the ultimate hanging on the ceiling of the mezzanine gallery behind the Central Hall. Quite some board feet she left behind at the mill. She...
I’m a member of the San Antonio Woodworker’s Guild. The Guild recently decided to do a project for the San Antonio Museum of Art. The project is to build a bench to be used in the museum. The museum has several benches, so it was decided that ours would be similar yet distinctive. Horace Staph, one of the elder statesmen of our Guild, came up with this idea and did all the necessary coordination with the museum as well as creating the conceptual design. Prior to us gettin...
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