When we think of wood finishes, we often think of oils, shellac, varnish, among others. But did you know you could also finish a wood project with soap? Or by burning it?
In this class students will learn about various wood finishes, including milk paint, soap finish, shou sugi ban (wood burning), and wood pickling. Students can use this class as a resource for further experimentation at home.
The instructor will demonstrate how to make and use these finishes, and speak to the histories and contexts in which these finishes are used.
Born and raised in New York City, Sophie Glenn received her BFA in Sculpture at the State University of New York at Purchase, and her MFA from San Diego State University where she studied Furniture Design and Woodworking. She has also worked extensively as a metal fabricator and welder for independent makers and businesses across the country. Sophie recently completed a three-year residency at the Appalachian Center for Craft, and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Mississippi State University.
You can see examples of Sophie's work below, and more on her website https://sophieglenn.com/ & instagram @arcburn_furniture