This is an IN-PERSON CLASS.
A WINDSOR OF YOUR OWN is a class designed specifically for first time chair makers and taught with a commitment to inclusivity, barrier breaking, hard conversations, and big love. Popular in 1600 and 2021, the Windsor is an ancient chair style that is still a darling of the contemporary furniture field.
In this class we will cover the essential techniques required to build a classic Windsor side chair, starting with a green log! From there students will learn to split, soak, shape there way to a finished piece of furniture.
In addition to building this Windsor design we will also go over the surprisingly simple steps of creating your own designs.
So whether you are new to woodworking or an experienced maker, Windsor chair making will deepen your appreciation for the strength and versatility of wood. The design tools and skills you will practice in this class will give you the confidence to fabricate your own designs. Come make a chair with us!
All skill levels welcome. No prerequisites.
WOO is a non-profit safe space for training underrepresented genders in our field. As such, enrollment is limited to non-binary, trans, and woman-identifying folks over the age of 18.
All class times are in U.S. Eastern Time.
Aspen Golann is an artist, educator & a 17th-19th century furniture maker blending iconic American furniture forms with a background in social practice, fine art and textiles.
Her artwork is exhibited nationally and is published in Fine Woodworking Magazine, Architectural Digest, Popular Woodworking, Luxe Magazine, Lost Art Press Blog, American Period Furniture, and others. She serves on the board of A Workshop of Our Own and as an ambassador to the Board of Fine Woodworking Magazine. She has received support for her work from The Windgate Foundation, Winterthur Museum, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship and others and is the recipient of the 2020 Mineck Furniture Fellowship from The Society of Arts & Crafts.Aspen is also the founder of The Chairmaker’s Toolbox, a project designed to increase equity and access in the field of chairmaking. Funded by The John D. Mineck Foundation and The Society of Arts + Crafts. Check it out here.
See more images of her work below, or by visiting her website aspengolann.com or her instagram @aspen_golann
Eleanor Ingrid Rose is a craft-based sculpture artist and a toolmaker. She has an MFA in Wood from UW-Madison and works alongside Stacy Motte in their collaborative project Ladies Who Wood.
She specializes in atypical windsor forms, in conjunction with experimental woodworking and sculptural casting work.
She currently teaches at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and runs her business Off Artisan Toolworks.
See more images of their/her work below, or by visiting her instagram @off_artisan or @ladieswho______