The first few months of this year have flown by and we have managed to get a few new pieces made for our gallery. Bit by bit this fantastic space is coming together, showcasing some fine work offered by Piece Furniture and the occasional student piece too!
We've now been in our home in Marrickville for about 18 months. The workshop is constantly evolving with benches in the class area being added this year along with ample storage for student projects and materials. We've also added a locker area for there personal belongings. A few new tools and machines have been purchased. Helping everyone to move forward smoothly at there own pace.
Meanwhile the gallery is looking good, getting stocked up bit by bit.
The plan for 2013 is to be able to hold an exhibition in the the Piece gallery later on this year. If we are able to find the time amongst the commission work and Johns teaching commitments it is intended to happen around September/ October. Work has begun on the designing and making of the first pieces.
Depot Gallery Exhibition 2011
John holds weekly classes from the workshop in Marrickville, Sydney.Details can be found on the weeklyclasses
page of the web site.
John has been a teacher at the much acclaimed Sturt School for Wood in Mittagong,NSW. John has taught evening classes, one week courses and a full time 12 week intensive in 2008. Through each year at Sturt there are a variety of short courses on offer.They are usually project based aimed at developing hand skills and machinery processes.They are generally suitable for beginner and intermediate woodworkers.
In 2009 John was invited to teach at The Sturt School for Wood on the certificate IV course in Furniture Design & Technology.
Lark Publishing have just realeased the latest in their 500 series of books. 500 Cabinets features work from around the world and includes pieces from some of the greats in the Fine Furniture,Designer/Maker world.
John had a piece chosen to be in this prestigious publication which can be seen on page 37 of the book.
500 Cabinets will be availible in bookstores from August 2010.
Pieces are regularly available through
Piece Gallery, Marrickville,Sydney
Sturt Gallery, Mittagong
Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, Bungendore
Australian Wood Work Gallery, Hunter Valley
John is a co-presenter on the Milton Woodshop, an Eden Media production which airs on the 'How To Channel'! He works alongside friend and fellow fine furniture maker, Philip Gould. Together they take the viewer through a step-by-step guide to creating furniture projects.
The idyllic country setting and the woods used offer a unique Australian wood workshop experience.
A six part series has already been made and there is some talk of another series to follow.
John (Right) and Phil (Left) during the
shooting of The Milton Woodshop