Making a Seat at the Table
January 30, 2020 10:58 AM   Subscribe

Making a Seat at the Table: Women Transform Woodworking was a recent exhibit at the Center for Art in Wood featuring works by 43 women, women-identifying, and gender non-conforming woodworkers. Guest curators Laura Mays and Deirdre Visser discuss the exhibit in this short video. Links to the websites of many of the participants can be found here.
posted by jedicus (9 comments total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
This rules, what an amazing collection of talent. The 'Seen' display case and the 'Heron' chair are particular favorites.
posted by saladin at 11:02 AM on January 30

Wherever Your Treasure Lies is really inspiring to me. This is a great collection. Lowdown Coffee Table is just a dope idea for a wood-resin table, flat bottom, keep some interesting surface lapses on top. I want to see the whole room set for Tansu Blue (in Animal Crossing where I could afford it).
posted by GoblinHoney at 12:03 PM on January 30

The piece 'Hands to Work' is plans for making one's own chair.
posted by wellifyouinsist at 12:07 PM on January 30 [3 favorites]

I always appreciated this take from Christopher Schwarz on Jennie Alexander and her book Make a Chair from a Tree. That book is on my wishlist for when I actually get back to doing anything on the woodworking front, probably about the time my kids (now 3 and 5) graduate high school at this rate...
posted by RolandOfEld at 1:05 PM on January 30 [3 favorites]

I got to see this in person in October (came upon it completely by accident!) and it was so good, amazing skill on display and moving work besides.

Stacking Order in particular was a really dramatic thing to experience in person; it's probably 8 feet tall, maybe a little shorter than The Gates. And Jewelry Cabinet is such fantastic detail!

I ended up buying the show t-shirt, even though they didn't have it in my size, they were happy to mail it to me so it was at home when I got back from vacation. :D
posted by epersonae at 1:25 PM on January 30 [2 favorites]

I know someone in this exhibit!

(I have nothing else to add, but i think this is amazing and I'm so so proud of my friend)
posted by hanov3r at 3:03 PM on January 30 [2 favorites]

Very cool, thank you for posting this.
posted by LobsterMitten at 3:07 PM on January 30

Wow, there is some really great work shown in this. It would be neat to see them in person.
posted by Dip Flash at 5:56 PM on January 30

This is wonderful. Thank you.
posted by delight at 10:04 PM on January 30

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