Wood/ Sculpture: Ted Lott
August 2 – 7
Luminous Architecture – While traditional post and beam architecture has long set the standard in the realm of fine woodworking and homebuilding, many of the architectural spaces we inhabit rely on a more recent technique for creating structure: stick frame construction. In this workshop we will delve into the history and methods of stick frame construction as a means for making fast, light & strong forms with functional applications. Students will be introduced to the principles of stick-frame construction on a miniature scale, and will learn how to design and fabricate their own architectural structure. Additionally, students will be introduced to basic principles of wiring and installing an incandescent bulb, and will incorporate these into their finished product.
Ted Lott is a craftsperson, designer, and artist whose work revolves around the history of wood in material culture and architecture. He has exhibited his work in solo and group exhibitions throughout the country, including at the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC, and is a recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, and the American Craft Council’s Emerging Voices Award. He has also been a resident at the Kohler Arts/Industry Program, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Arrowmont School and Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and other art centers. He is dedicated to advancing the next generation of craft artists and designers, having taught Woodworking & Furniture Design at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Murray State University, the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, as well as numerous workshops around the country. He received his BFA in Woodworking & Furniture Design from the Maine College of Art, and his MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Lott currently lives with his family in Grand Rapids, Michigan. tedlott.com