Processing Authentic Bark at Brian Boggs Chairmakers

Processing Authentic Bark at Brian Boggs Chairmakers

Why is authentic bark so much more expensive than manufactured reed? The Short Answer: Authentic bark is time consuming, back breaking, and potentially hand mangling work. Reed comes from China, and as we all know, that means you don’t pay the real value of the product, the fossil fuel it takes to get here, etc….but […]

Demos at the Folk Art Center

Hello!  It’s been a while.  Here’s just a little bit of what I’ve been up to lately: I had a lot of fun at the Folk Art Center this fall with fellow Southern Highland Craft Guild members Marlow Gates and Tommye Scanlin.  Marlow is a 2nd generation broom maker and Tommye is a tapestry weaver.

Stolen….Mid-Century Modern Goodness

In Denmark, Stolen=Chair (This post is long, scroll to the bottom if you just want to see lots of photos.) The Danes excel in every design medium, from home decor to the Sydney Opera House, but my focus is obviously chairs.  A few years ago I was humbled by Tom of Oddfellows as I commented […]

Want to take a caning class?

Greetings from Planet Art in the River Arts District! I am trying to put together a schedule for 2012 including Chair Caning classes as early as March!  Below are 7 questions that will help me in planning classes. General information follows the questionaire, please read…it’s a lot of info! Please respond at your convenience with the following […]

Manna Food Bank food drive & wine tasting

WOW!  It was a great time at the Holiday Party!  So many people showed up for the tasting with bags and bags of food.  We raised $810 and 348 lbs of food for Manna Foodbank. Thanks to Jessica of the Wine Studio of Asheville, and Tara & Ragan of  Colorful Palate Catering.  Dang, that was good food!  Thanks […]