Day 1: Getting Acquainted

June 3, 2013, our first meeting at UArts and the Center for Art in Wood. Neil Turner, the Australian, isn’t due to arrive until later in the week. I’ll use these available-light photos to give you a glimpse of each player…

Jay manages the woodworking studio at UArts. It's excellently equipped and we have the run of the place from 7 am to 11 pm every day.

Jay Cox opens the workshop. Jay manages the woodworking studio at UArts. It’s excellently equipped and we have the run of the place from 7 am to 11 pm every day. From left, Ben Carpenter, Malcolm Martin, Gaynor Dowling and Jeremy Cox.

From the workshop we go into the old city to the Center for Art in Wood, to show our slides to the staff and to each other, and to enjoy a pizza lunch.

Introductions. From the workshop we go into the old city to the Center for Art in Wood, to show our slides to the staff and to each other, and to enjoy a pizza lunch. From left, ITE resident Ben Carpenter, office manager Lori Reese, center director Albert LeCoff, and Tina LeCoff.

Malcolm Martin explains how the carving gouge creates a flowing line.

Malcolm Martin explains how the carving gouge creates a flowing line.

Gaynor Dowling discusses mass and volume in the carvings she and Malcolm make together.

Gaynor Dowling discusses mass and volume in the carvings she and Malcolm make together.

Ben Carpenter, from Moscow Idaho, introduces his work to the ITE group. Ben is in his early 30s, the youngest resident this year.

Ben Carpenter, from Moscow Idaho, introduces his work to the ITE group. Ben is in his early 30s, the youngest resident this year.

Tina LeCoff joins the discussion of scale and volume in the work, and how it's not always apparent in the photograph.

Tina LeCoff joins the discussion of scale and volume in the work, and how it’s not always apparent in the photograph.

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