HANDMADE/MINDMADE is a collective show of new handcrafted furniture and other works from the renowned College of the Redwoods Fine Woodworking Program. Over thirty original pieces will be on display, for purchase or by commission. This is the only showing outside of Mendocino County, where the school is located, and a unique opportunity to see the year's work gathered in once place.
Every year since its founding by James Krenov in 1981, the CR Fine Woodworking Program has graduated a small, tight-knit class of woodworkers engaged in the highest level of craftsmanship.
At once a diverse and self-selecting group, the students are drawn to the secluded North Coast by a shared passion for wood and a singular quest for meaning through honest work. For nine months, twenty-three women and men share a bench room eight hours a day, six days a week, perfecting their slow craft in this age of fast technology.
Under Lead Instructor Laura Mays along with Jim Budlong, Greg Smith, Ejler Hjorth-Westh, and David Welter, The Nine Month Fine Woodworking Program runs from August to May.
For those who have the interest but limited time, the school offers comprehensive Summer Workshops lasting a few days up to six weeks.
Applications are accepted through the month of March. Visitors are warmly welcome throughout the school year.
We are pleased to bring our work to San Francisco in partnership with Zinc Details, an independently-owned showroom, gallery, modern design authority and essential resource for the San Francisco creative community since 1991.