Laura Mays has a degree in architecture from University College Dublin and a higher certificate in Furniture Design and Manufacture from GMIT Letterfrack (Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology), both in Ireland. She followed that with two years in the Fine Woodworking program at the College of the Redwoods (now The Krenov School) in Fort Bragg, Calif., where since 2011 she has been the program director.
Fair and Not Square
Join Laura Mays in this five-day class and add new competencies to your furniture work.
This class is about breaking free from the dominance of 90 degrees and becoming comfortable using every other possible angle and angles of an unspecified number.
We will work on sample joinery including dovetails on angled pieces, as well as other small projects – either of your own choosing or one I’ll have up my sleeve.
Prepared to be challenged, do some mental calisthenics and more importantly have fun!
You will work on developing and improving your skills with:
Laying out and marking joints
Developing playful ideas
The primary goal of this class is to build your confidence and skills in tackling more complex projects – especially those with angled joinery. Adding this competence to your future work will help you move from the square and boxy to the unexpected and clever.
We recommend that you have some knowledge under your belt – specifically sharpening, hand planing and cutting 90-degree dovetails -all of which can be learnt in the Handtool and Joinery class here at the School.
Laura, a long-time woodworker, and instructor is the Director of the Krenov School in Fort Bragg CA.
Workshop Days: Monday to Friday Instruction Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm School Opens:. 8:30am – 5pm