Woodworking

American Craft Council Show — Saint Paul

10-12 April 2015 — Saint Paul, Minnesota

We're very excited to be a first time exhibitor at the American Craft Council Show in Saint Paul. The event spans three and a half days and we can't wait to share our work with you. Over 200 exhibitors will be on hand at this annual event!

Each piece we make tells a unique story. Each story we hear inspires our work. We’d love to share and hear from you April 10-12 at the American Craft Council show.

Studio Tupla Exhibition — Dassel History Center

24 May 2014 - 1 September 2014 — Dassel, Minnesota

Carol's Finnish ancestry and Craig's recollections of his formative years in Dassel intersect at the Dassel History Center as their fine furniture and textiles come together under one roof in celebration of the local area's Finnish heritage. This event is one of many across the state that are connected to a much larger celebration of Finland, Finnish America and Finnish culture sponsored by FinnFest USA, a nationally based organization. The exhibit will be open through Labor Day.

Please join us for a special opening reception where Carol and Craig will be on hand to talk about their work, Saturday, May 24th, 10am-Noon and 2pm-4pm.

We'll be back again for the final days of the exhibit during the local Red Rooster Day festivities on Saturday, August 30th and Monday, Labor Day, September 1st.

DIRECTIONS: Follow Google Map and then go a little further north to the intersection of 1st and Lake Streets.

Chair Making Journey at OSAC

19 April - 7 July 2013 — Sandstone, Minnesota

Opening Reception will be held at the Old School Art Center gallery on Friday, April 19, from 7 to 9 pm. "Vidar's Chair" and "Chair 2" (yet to be unveiled) will be displayed as a final component in Craig's Chair Making Journey project. This project is the result of a 2012 Artist Initiative grant awarded to Craig by the Minnesota State Arts Board. The chairs will be on display April 19 - 21  and May 1 - July 7. Contact the Old School Art Center for further information.

2013 Northern Woods Exhibition

25 April - 28 April 2013 — Eden Prairie, Minnesota

This annual event is the biggest gathering of fine woodwork you'll find in Minnesota. You won't want to miss it. The exhibition is sponsored by the Minnesota Woodworkers Guild and will be held at Eden Prairie Center. Craig will be there to talk with you about his chair making journey which was the result of a 2012 Artist Initiative grant awarded to him by the Minnesota State Arts Board. Check out the event poster for more information about the event. Craig will be there all four days of the show as he presents two of his most recent pieces, "Vidar's Chair" and "Chair 2" (yet to be unveiled). We hope you'll stop by to say hello!

XYLOS New Work Exhibition

31 March - 18 April 2013 — Minneapolis, Minnesota

This exhibition runs from March 28th through April 28th during normal business hours. Craig will be showing two new pieces at XYLOS, including "Vidar's Chair" and "Chair 2" (yet to be unveiled) from March 28th-29th and March 31 - April 18th. Plus, for one special evening, everyone is invited to meet the member artists at an Artist Reception, to be held on Friday evening, April 5th, from 6 to 9 pm. Contact XYLOS for further information.

Presentation at CMWA Wood Expo

30 March 2013 — Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Craig will be presenting the making of two chairs, "Vidar's Chair" and "Chair 2" (yet to be unveiled) at the Central Minnesota Woodworker's Association Wood Expo. Stop by Craig's booth on the floor to see his chairs and visit with him about how they were made. Also, for a more detailed presentation of the chair making process Craig will present a slide show and talk about the experience which was the result of a 2012 Artist Initiative grant he was awarded by the Minnesota State Arts Board. For more information visit the CMWA website.

Presentation to Minnesota Woodworkers Guild

20 March 2013 — Richfield, Minnesota

Craig will be speaking to members of the Minnesota Woodworkers Guild as he shares his perspective on the Krenovian tradition, tells the story of his experiences at the Inside Passage School of Fine Cabinetmaking, and presents his two chairs resulting from an Artist Initiative grant he was awarded by the Minnesota State Arts Board. This a regular monthly meeting of the guild, but guests are very welcome. So, if you have an interest in woodworking, please join us and be Craig's guest. Visit the guild website for further details and location.

MacRostie Art Center — 20th Annual Juried Art Show

1 August - 31 August 2012 — Grand Rapids, Minnesota

Artists from Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin are represented at this year's annual exhibition. Jay Coogan, President at MCAD in Minneapolis, MN was the guest juror. The selected works span a wide range of media, including Craig's "Resurgence" entry hall mirror with flanking key cabinets. The exhibition runs through the entire month of August. For more information, please visit the MacRostie website.

2012 Northern Woods Exhibition

26 April - 29 April 2012 — Edina, Minnesota

You won't want to miss this year's exhibition of some of the finest woodworking in Minnesota. The exhibition is sponsored by the Minnesota Woodworkers Guild and will be held at Southdale Center. Visit the guild website for more information about the event. Craig will be there all four days of the show presenting one of his pieces and answering questions. We hope you'll stop by to say hello!

Hand Cut Dovetails – One Furniture Maker’s Philosophy and Technique

10 March 2012, 9:00am-11:30am — Saint Paul, Minnesota

In this informal discussion and demo, Craig will share the tools and techniques he has embraced in making the hand cut dovetail joints found in his furniture. Although he constantly strives for fine, timely results, for him it’s really more about finding enjoyment in the work, rather than simply getting the job done. So… don’t be surprised if he talks as much about his philosophy of woodworking as he does about the techniques he employs. For at least one woodworker, this traditional form of joinery seems to be food for the soul.

This event is sponsored by the Minnesota Woodworkers Guild and is open to members only.

Hand Cut Dovetails – One Furniture Maker’s Philosophy and Technique

3 March 2012, 9:00am-11:30am — Saint Paul, Minnesota

In this informal discussion and demo, Craig will share the tools and techniques he has embraced in making the hand cut dovetail joints found in his furniture. Although he constantly strives for fine, timely results, for him it’s really more about finding enjoyment in the work, rather than simply getting the job done. So… don’t be surprised if he talks as much about his philosophy of woodworking as he does about the techniques he employs. For at least one woodworker, this traditional form of joinery seems to be food for the soul.

This event is sponsored by the Minnesota Woodworkers Guild and is open to members only.