Building a Mystery

Xylos Gallery Move-in

Xylos Gallery

At the 2010 Northern Woods Exhibition, I met a great group of woodworkers who inspired me to apply for partnership in Xylos, a cooperative gallery of fine woodwork in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Since "making the cut" and signing-on this month as one of eleven partners, it's been a busy time of learning the ropes and preparing pieces for exhibit on the gallery floor.

Toronto - Slow Furniture Studio

Do you have a special connection with fine furniture? Will you be in Toronto on June 12th-13th? Please join us as we gather with other furniture makers from Japan, Canada and the U.S. for a joint exhibition of our work. I'll be presenting my Building a Mystery buffet cabinet, Serenity wall cabinet and Love Letters box, and would enjoy talking furniture with you at Saturday's reception. Over the years, we have enjoyed the work of many of these talented artists and can't wait to see what exciting new pieces they will bring to Toronto! Here's the official announcement from Slow Furniture Studio:

Slow Furniture Studio

The Slow Furniture Studio will be holding its annual exhibition in Toronto on the weekend of June 12-13th at the Arta Gallery in Toronto's distillery district. The show will bring together the work of some of North America's most noted craftsmen specializing in hand-made furniture. Event details, artist bios and images of pieces can be seen at

In addition to the show, everyone is invited to attend a reception at the gallery on June 12th beginning at 7pm. Hope to see you there.

If you like to talk furniture, this is the place to be!

'Best in Show' at the Northern Woods Exhibition!

Kwila Sideboard on Display in the Atrium

Studio Tupla's Kwila Sideboard was selected from among 56 entrants to receive the 'Best in Show' award in this year's Northern Woods Exhibition. Sponsored by the Minnesota Woodworkers Guild, the show was held in the atrium of Southdale Center in Edina, Minnesota from April 22nd through 25th. Each day, amateur and professional woodworkers greeted hundreds of visitors who came to take in this display of 65 pieces. To see photos and descriptions of all the pieces and their makers, go to the Minnesota Woodworkers Guild website and view the exhibition catalog. In addition, all of the award winning entries will soon be listed on the guild website.

Northern Woods Exhibition

The Northern Woods Exhibition sponsored by the Minnesota Woodworkers Guild is in full swing at Southdale Center in Edina, Minnesota. It continues during regular mall hours, now through Sunday. Many fine local woodworkers are represented at the show. I think you'll be pleased with all of the work you see on display.


I will be there with my Kwila Sideboard all day today and Sunday, as well as Saturday morning. I hope you can stop by. It would be great visiting with you.