Wood/Sculpture: Jamie Johnston

July 10 – 16

This workshop will encourage experimentation and exploration with the potential and possibilities of wood as either the primary medium to express form, or in a supporting role when used in combination with other materials or visual elements. The workshop will emphasize building trust in the process of making and seeing as a way to articulate and refine a personal visual language. Although not focused on fine woodworking techniques and traditional  joinery, issues of structure, connection and assembly will be addressed. All levels of experience are welcome. The majority of working time will be in a large open bench space with unlimited access to a separate machine shop for making parts and milling wood. Some initial assigned projects will be followed by personal exploration at the bench with the potential for working at a larger scale.

Jamie Johnston lives and works in Portland Maine. His primary focus as a commission furniture maker has lead to many unusual and fun projects along the way. As a maker he has focused on working directly and collaboratively with clients on site specific projects. He holds a BA in English from The University of Denver and is a self taught furniture maker. He is Professor Emeritus at the Maine College of Art where he taught for over 20 years and established and was head of the Woodworking and Furniture Department. He has taught workshops and summer sessions at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. His work is included in residential and corporate collections throughout the country and been shown in numerous museums and gallery exhibitions.



This workshop is currently full. Please contact us if you would like to be added to the waitlist.