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    • 27 Aug 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 28 Aug 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • A Workshop of Our Own, 1780 Union Ave, Baltimore MD 21211
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    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!

    Class Schedule:

    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


Past events

4 Jul 2022 A SOLID WOOD CABINET OF YOUR OWN with Bowen Liu
27 Jun 2022 WOOD BENDING with Sarah Marriage
20 Jun 2022 RUST OR BUST: VINTAGE TOOL REFURBISHING with Eleanor Ingrid Rose
13 Jun 2022 VINTAGE FURNITURE RESTORATION with Raina Smallwood
5 May 2022 SHARPENING CURVED BLADES with Sarah Marriage
28 Apr 2022 SHARPENING FLAT BLADES with Sarah Marriage
23 Apr 2022 HAND TOOL JOINERY with Sarah Marriage
30 Mar 2022 Intro to Wood Furniture Making: COFFEE TABLE with Sarah Marriage (Weekday Evenings)
3 Jan 2022 A WINDSOR OF YOUR OWN with Aspen Golann & Eleanor Ingrid Rose
14 Nov 2021 TAIWANESE PITH PAPER CHERRY BLOSSOMS with Irene Lin Wei 魏翎
28 Oct 2021 REFURBISHING OLD TOOLS with Eleanor Rose
20 Oct 2021 Intro to Wood Furniture Making: Coffee Table (Weekday Evenings)
18 Oct 2021 (VIRTUAL) FANCY PUMPKIN CARVING with Sarah Marriage
17 Oct 2021 (IN-PERSON) FANCY PUMPKIN CARVING with Sarah Marriage
19 Sep 2021 A BROOM ON ONE'S OWN with Aspen Golann
19 Aug 2021 TAIWANESE PITH PAPER CHERRY BLOSSOMS with Irene Lin Wei 魏翎
5 Aug 2021 REFURBISHING OLD TOOLS with Eleanor Rose
29 Jul 2021 REALLY REALLY REALLY BASIC CAD with Vivian Beer
22 Jul 2021 TRADITIONAL FINISHES FOR WOOD with Sophie Glenn
15 Jul 2021 BUSINESS BOOKKEEPING FOR MAKERS with Nayo Carter-Gray
22 Jun 2021 COOPERING with Phoebe Kuo **ALL GENDERS**
19 Jun 2021 DEMYSTIFYING THE GUITAR with Leila Sidi
7 Jun 2021 PANEL: A COMMUNITY WOODSHOP IN A VIRTUAL WORLD with From Woo To You
27 May 2021 UNDERSTANDING WOOD with Larissa Huff
20 May 2021 INTRODUCCIÓN A LAS COLAS DE MILANO con Briana Trujillo
29 Apr 2021 TAIWANESE PITH PAPER MORNING GLORIES with Irene Lin Wei 魏翎
21 Apr 2021 HARDWARE STORE BENCH with Christina Boy and Sarah Marriage
10 Apr 2021 THE GOSPEL OF MODELS! with Sarah Watlington
3 Apr 2021 WILD STOOLS WITH SIMPLE TOOLS with Angela Robins
31 Mar 2021 DIG IN! HOLLOW VESSEL CARVING with Karen Ernst
30 Mar 2021 Crafts & Laughs
25 Mar 2021 CARVING SPIRALS with Sylvie Rosenthal
23 Mar 2021 CAST IT! INTRO TO MOLD MAKING with SaraBeth Post
16 Mar 2021 Crafts & Laughs
6 Mar 2021 **ALL GENDERS** TAKE A SEAT: THINKING ABOUT CHAIRS with Laura Mays
2 Mar 2021 Crafts & Laughs
25 Feb 2021 SHARPENING: EMBRACE YOUR CURVES with Claire Minihan
23 Feb 2021 Crafts & Laughs
18 Feb 2021 INTRO TO WOODCARVING with Olivia O'Connor
11 Feb 2021 MARQUETRY with Sarah Marriage
4 Feb 2021 OTTOMAN: BUILD & UPHOLSTER with Annie Evelyn
28 Jan 2021 SHARPENING BASICS with Mattie Hinkley
26 Jan 2021 Crafts & Laughs: Mending Edition
21 Jan 2021 DRAFTING: DRAWING YOUR IDEAS with Lauren Van Slyke
14 Jan 2021 ATTACHING THINGS TO STUFF with Morgan M. Ward
7 Jan 2021 EMPOWER TOOLS with Amanda N. Simons
17 Dec 2020 INTRO TO WELDING with Sophie Glenn
10 Dec 2020 HOME SHOP: TALKING THROUGH TOOLS with Ellie Richards
3 Dec 2020 A BROOM OF ONE'S OWN with Aspen Golann
28 Nov 2020 WOODBLOCK CARVING & PRINTING with Renee Tantillo
24 Nov 2020 UNDERSTANDING WOOD with Larissa Huff
11 Nov 2020 WOODBURNING with Erin Nutsugah
29 Oct 2020 UPCYCLE: REUPHOLSTERY with Raina Smallwood
22 Oct 2020 TAKE A SEAT: THINKING ABOUT CHAIRS with Laura Mays
17 Oct 2020 FANCY PUMPKIN CARVING with Sarah Marriage
11 Oct 2020 JIGS: TOOLS TO MAKE THINGS EASY with Alicia Dietz
27 Sep 2020 DOVETAIL JOINTS with Kelly Harris
17 Sep 2020 UNDERSTANDING WOOD with Larissa Huff
29 Mar 2020 Canceled - Basic Woodshop Safety
26 Mar 2020 CANCELLED Green Wood Spoon Carving
19 Mar 2020 CANCELLED Woodblock Carving and Printing
19 Mar 2020 CANCELLED Wood Burning as Surface Decoration
15 Mar 2020 CANCELLED Basic Woodshop Safety
15 Mar 2020 CANCELLED Cutting Boards w/Shalon
12 Mar 2020 CANCELLED Sharpening Class with visiting woodworkers
3 Mar 2020 Basic Woodshop Safety
16 Feb 2020 Cutting Boards w/Shalon
15 Feb 2020 Basic Woodshop Safety
15 Feb 2020 Green Wood Spoon Carving
12 Feb 2020 Woodblock Carving and Printing
4 Feb 2020 Basic Woodshop Safety
29 Jan 2020 Intro to Wood Furniture Making: Coffee Table
26 Jan 2020 Basic Woodshop Safety
23 Jan 2020 Green Wood Spoon Carving
19 Jan 2020 Basic Woodshop Safety
19 Jan 2020 Basic Woodshop Safety
18 Jan 2020 The Doorway Effect: Techniques for Enclosing Space and Memory with Sarah Marriage
14 Jan 2020 Basic Woodshop Safety
29 Dec 2019 Green Wood Spoon Carving
22 Dec 2019 Basic Woodshop Safety
18 Dec 2019 Woodblock Carving and Printing
16 Dec 2019 Basic Woodshop Safety
15 Dec 2019 Holiday Cutting Boards w/Shalon
20 Nov 2019 Woodblock Carving and Printing
10 Nov 2019 Cutting Boards w/Shalon
23 Oct 2019 Woodblock Carving and Printing
20 Oct 2019 Cutting Boards w/Shalon
19 Oct 2019 Wood Burning as Surface Decoration
19 Oct 2019 Concrete for Furniture Makers
13 Oct 2019 Intro to Green Spoon Carving with JoJo Wood
24 Sep 2019 Tuesday Open Shop
18 Sep 2019 Woodblock Carving and Printing
17 Sep 2019 Tuesday Open Shop
15 Sep 2019 Cutting Boards w/Shalon
18 Aug 2019 Cutting Boards w/Shalon
11 Aug 2019 Shop Monitor Training: Table Saw
25 Jul 2019 Basic Woodshop Safety
24 Jul 2019 Spoon Carving
24 Jul 2019 Woodblock Carving and Printing
16 Jul 2019 Shop Monitor Info Session and Training
14 Jul 2019 Basic Woodshop Safety
8 Jul 2019 Build, Weave, Take a Seat
30 Jun 2019 Tree Milling 101 - DAY 2 ONLY
29 Jun 2019 Tree Milling 101 - DAY 1 ONLY
25 Jun 2019 Basic Woodshop Safety
19 Jun 2019 Cutting Boards w/Shalon
5 Jun 2019 Spoon Carving
19 May 2019 Cutting Boards w/Shalon
15 May 2019 Spoon Carving

Open Shop Hours: Suspended Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic
Tuesdays 2-8pm
Sundays 12-6pm

1780 UNION AVE BALTIMORE MD 21211

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