This is an IN-PERSON CLASS.
In this two-day class, students will create their very own Spiral Sprout Box! This octagonal, lidded box is topped with a bundle of bentwood spirals. During the class we will cover box design and function, joinery (with geometry- it’s fun, I promise), making a captured panel bottom and lid, wood bending using a hot pipe, creating a tiny wedged tenon, and fine tuning the fit of a split-lid box. This small project is packed with an array of techniques and fun details to make it your own!
Saturday August 27: 9am-5pm
Sunday August 28: 9am-5pm
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.
Larissa has been a furniture-maker and woodworking instructor for ten years. She started her professional life as a middle school math teacher in Florida before relocating to Philadelphia and accepting a woodworking apprenticeship that changed the course of her career. She designed and built custom furniture, taught woodworking classes, and was part-owner at Lohr Woodworking for 9 years. She now creates work in her own studio in Philadelphia and works at the Wharton Esherick Museum. She specializes in furniture-making but loves to create any fun and functional wooden objects. She builds her furniture from Pennsylvania hardwoods with traditional joinery and techniques but enjoys incorporating at least one element of special intrigue into each piece; Most recently that has been secret drawers, tambour doors, or hot pipe bent details. She has written several articles published in magazines including Fine Woodworking Magazine and Woodcraft Magazine. She has also been profiled in Furniture & Cabinetmaking Magazine and was a guest on Shop Talk Live Podcast. She recently completed a residency at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts and has been accepted as a fellow at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in the fall. You can most often find Larissa making jigs and sawdust in her shop, designing classes to teach at craft schools around the country, or slowly eating her way around all the restaurants in Philadelphia.
See more images of her work below, or by visiting her website larissahuff.com or on her instagram @larissa.huff