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Into the Wood: Demonstration and activity day

September 27, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Price: Free and open to the public.
Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston

Into the Wood: Demonstration and activity day

Inspired by the exhibition ‘Urban Timber: From Seed to City,’ BSA Space opens its doors in celebration of all things wood. From paper, to baskets, to furniture, to buildings, wood is an integral part of our daily lives. Experience wood in all its forms through ongoing demonstrations, hands-on activities for the whole family, and jumbo Jenga.  A special curator tour with exhibition curator Yugon Kim will take place at 12:00 pm.


Ellen Kaspern – Inlay

Ellen Kaspern (with a studio at Fort Point Cabinetmakers) will demonstrate sand shading, a technique of applying heat to veneer in order to achieve shadow and depth in the inlay design. Visitors will be able to try their hand at hand shaving.

Frank White – Wood turner

Frank capitalizes on the natural beauty and grace of wood when turning and carving his one-of-a-kind bowls, hollow vessels, and sculptural pieces. Woodturning, first developed by the Egyptians in 1300 BC, uses a lathe to create objects from solid pieces of wood.

Andy Payne – Woodworker

Andy began to explore his love of craft in the Program in Artisanry at Boston University in 1981. He has worked as a cabinetmaker and fine craftsman since then, currently at Payne|Bouchier Fine Builders. Andy will demonstrate carving and wood burning and bring tools and materials for kids to try their hand.

Jumbo Jenga

Just like it sounds! Don’t pull the wrong block or the whole tower will come tumbling down! Created by Paul Santos of Goody Clancy Associates this large scale game is intended for children of all ages.