Tom Kealy and Seth Rolland
September 22 - October 3
Through lecture and demonstration, Tom and Seth share their extensive knowledge of laminate bending, steam bending, and other techniques such as stack lamination and coopering, all of which may be achieved with relatively simple equipment that is readily available. Topics include designing for curves, choosing the right bending techniques for work in solid wood, veneer and/or bending ply, building forms, working with vacuum bag technology and other clamping strategies, making tapered laminations, and evaluating joinery options for curved components.
Tom Kealy designs and makes contemporary furniture to commission from his workshop in Somerset, England. He graduated from Parnham College in 1979 and worked as senior craftsman in the John Makepeace workshops for over ten years. Tom teaches at West Dean College in Sussex and at the Building Crafts College in London, as well as running weekly classes from his own workshop. His website is tomkealy.com.
Seth Rolland is a custom furniture maker in Port Townsend, WA with 20 years experience. His work is represented in galleries across the U.S., as well as in Canada and Australia. His furniture has won honors from the Bellevue Art Museum in Washington and the Wharton Esherick Museum in Pennsylvania, as well as other awards. Seth’s
work is also widely published, from the back cover of Fine Woodworking (August, 2010) to books such as 500 Cabinets (Lark Books, 2010), 400 Wood Boxes (Lark Books, 2004), and 500 Chairs (Lark Books, 2008). Seth’s website is sethrolland.com.
Open to intermediate woodworkers.