Upcoming Classes:

Introduction to Chip Carving w/ Saturday Box Company

Sep 21, 10:00 AM

In this two-day class students will receive comprehensive instruction in the fundamentals of chip carving, a decorative technique in which faceted “chips” are removed from a wooden surface to produce geometric patterns, stylized images, lettering and ornamentation.
Through demonstrations, guided practice, skill-building exercises, and the completion of a decorative wall hanging, students will leave class with all the knowledge, experience and confidence to pursue chip carving on their own. Each session with start at 10am and end at 5pm with a break for lunch in the middle. Concepts Covered: Sharpening chip carving knives Proper technique, safety, and familiarity with chip carving’s basic design vocabulary through the completion of a “practice board” Understanding wood grain Free-form carving exercises We’ll look at historical and modern examples of chip carving from around the world and discuss design considerations specific to the craft Selecting and preparing wood Methods for transferring patterns Finishing techniques Completion of a final project: a decorative wall hanging Students will go home with a selection of patterns for carving on their own No prior woodworking or carving experience is necessary to take the class, but all are welcome! This class is best suited to those with little or no chip carving experience. The instructor will provide the wood and all necessary materials for the class. Students are encouraged to purchase their own chip carving knives, and it isstrongly recommendedthat you start withthis knife, or thistwo piece knife set. Otherwise they may use one of the instructor’s knives for the duration of the workshop. About the instructor: Daniel Clay is a woodworker, designer and artist based in Knoxville, TN. He is an alumni ofThe Carpenter’s Boatshopapprenticeship program (’06) where he studied wooden boatbuilding, Shaker oval boxes, Appalachian ladder-back chairs and spoon and bowl carving. This was followed by a two-year stint as an apprentice timber framer underHope For Architecture’s Clay Chapman. In 2016 Daniel startedSaturday Box Company, a home decor business dedicated to producing his own functional and decorative designs, custom woodworking and exploring contemporary expressions of traditional forms and woodworking techniques.
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Intro to Chip Carving w/ Saturday Box Company

Sep 21, 09:30 PM

In this two-day class students will receive comprehensive instruction in the fundamentals of chip carving, a decorative technique in which faceted “chips” are removed from a wooden surface to produce geometric patterns, stylized images, lettering and ornamentation.
Through demonstrations, guided practice, skill-building exercises, and the completion of a decorative wall hanging, students will leave class with all the knowledge, experience and confidence to pursue chip carving on their own. Each session with start at 10am and end at 3pm with a break for lunch in the middle. Concepts Covered: Sharpening chip carving knives Proper technique, safety, and familiarity with chip carving’s basic design vocabulary through the completion of a “practice board” Understanding wood grain Free-form carving exercises We’ll look at historical and modern examples of chip carving from around the world and discuss design considerations specific to the craft Selecting and preparing wood Methods for transferring patterns Finishing techniques Completion of a final project: a decorative wall hanging Students will go home with a selection of patterns for carving on their own No prior woodworking or carving experience is necessary to take the class, but all are welcome! This class is best suited to those with little or no chip carving experience. The instructor will provide the wood and all necessary materials for the class. Students are encouraged to purchase their own chip carving knives, and it isstrongly recommendedthat you start withthis knife, or thistwo piece knife set. Otherwise they may use one of the instructor’s knives for the duration of the workshop. About the instructor: Daniel Clay is a woodworker, designer and artist based in Knoxville, TN. He is an alumni ofThe Carpenter’s Boatshopapprenticeship program (’06) where he studied wooden boatbuilding, Shaker oval boxes, Appalachian ladder-back chairs and spoon and bowl carving. This was followed by a two-year stint as an apprentice timber framer underHope For Architecture’s Clay Chapman. In 2016 Daniel startedSaturday Box Company, a home decor business dedicated to producing his own functional and decorative designs, custom woodworking and exploring contemporary expressions of traditional forms and woodworking techniques.
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Instructors:

Bria Aguayo

Welder, Becoming A Welder

Abby Bleakney

Industrial Designer, WestRock

Jay Caudle

Machinist, MASS Collective

Daniel Clay

Founder, Saturday Box Company

Jordan Graves

Owner, Repeat Offfender

Sarah Green

Master Leatherworker, CORD Shoes and Boots

Katrina Harris

Leather Worker/Artisan, Fouts Leather

Doran Hickey

Woodworker, MASS Collective

Ryan Metzler

Director of Technology, MASS Collective

Kenneth Spivey

Blacksmith, Fire and Brimstone Forge

X Wang

Woodcarver, MASS Collective

Jay Wiggins

Woodworker, Evereman