HANDMADE/MINDMADE is a collective show of new handcrafted furniture from the renowned College of the Redwoods Fine Woodworking Program. Over forty original, studio-quality 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.
Founded in 1981 by James Krenov, every year the CR Fine Woodworking Program graduates a small, tight-knit class engaged in the highest level of craftsmanship. The school is known among woodworkers worldwide, yet remains a best-kept secret even within California, thanks in part to a preference for engaging in craft over self-promotion.
At once a diverse and self-selecting group, the makers are united by a shared passion for wood and a singular quest for meaning through honest work. For nine months, they share a bench room eight hours a day, six days a week, perfecting their slow craft in this age of fast technology. By all accounts, they emerge from the program transformed.
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.
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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.
1633 Fillmore St @ Geary St
San Francisco, CA 94115
Transportation: Muni #2 Clement, #3 Jackson, #22 Fillmore, #38 Geary
Parking: Fillmore St Annex, 1650 Fillmore St
May 21 - 27
Daily 10am - 6pm
(Note: Sunday 12pm - 6pm)
Friday, May 22 6pm - 8pm
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A sampling of the forty-two pieces. Please contact us for price inquiries, or speak to us at the show. Photos courtesy David Welter.