Adrian Ferrazzutti is a furniture maker working in Guelph, Canada. He is a 1998 graduate of The College of the Redwoods Fine Woodworking Program where he studied under James Krenov and faculty. He specializes in custom work, consisting of bent wood and veneer. Adrian runs a shared wood shop where he works along with 6 other makers. Together they continually try to inspire each other and advance each others workmanship and sense of design. His shop is always open for visitors, be it to just say hello, have some cuts made or stay longer and see what everyone is up too. Adrian also spends a good portion of his year teaching at schools and art centers in Canada and the U.S.
The class will be an action-packed dive into the world of Commercial Veneer.
Veneer allows for endless creative possibilities, and Adrian will lead with demonstrations followed by bench time for students to try various techniques. This class will be about knife-cut parquetry techniques, creating patterns with lines and geometric shapes. Demonstrations will include how to select, cut, and join veneers together. Also, ways to make patterns with veneer using different matching techniques like slip matching and book matching. Other topics will cover edge treatments, string inlay and boarders along with pressing veneer.
The goal of the class is to have each student create one or more veneered panels of their design using various techniques to generate patterns.
Key Learning Points:
How to mix veneer and solid wood
Creating geometric designs with shop-sawn veneer
Workshop Days: Saturday to Sunday Instruction Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm School Opens:. 8:30am -5:30 pm