Jay Haavik’s Viking Era Carvings at the Nordic Museum, Seattle, WARead More
Take a sneak peek at our 2019 calendar of classes.
Woodworkers new and experienced rejoice! We’re offering our popular twelve week intensives - the Foundations of Woodworking and the Furniture Making Courses. Our Hand Tool Heaven Series, with week-long and weekend classes, teach the traditional techniques for using, sharpening and maintaining hand tools, joinery, furniture making and finishing.
Plus we’re very excited to introduce a series of two-week classes that are the beginning of our studio furniture program, that will challenge aspiring and established furniture makers to explore new creative directions and, for many, novel materials or contemporary ways of using materials.
Pause, find a comfortable chair and have fun looking at the list of 2019 classes.Read More
I set my mind to it and didn’t give up even though I was wait-listed - the administrators can attest to my determination (they might use other words to describe my excitement). Coree Wehr, Foundations of Woodworking Graduate, fall 2017Read More
Final projects from the students; Chip Garber, Clark Hallam, Brandon Denning and Samuel Allison-the Side Table Project. Chairs; Windsor style by Clark and student-designed and built by Samuel.Read More
Two weeks ago I left stormy Port Townsend wondering what I would do with myself after wood school and how I would put my education to use. Now I'm excited to be embarking on the next seasonal chapter of my life in a new state, using my woodworking and related life skills in true homesteader fashion--repairing farm structures, sharpening garden tools, and turning into the capable handywoman I've always wanted to be.Read More
For the past several years, I've been focusing on how to build with simple, earthen materials: clay, sand and straw. I'd like to continue working with sustainable materials whenever possible. I believe in a built world that's non-toxic.
Foundations, Winter 2017Read More
After a stint in the U.S. Marine Corps, Brandon Denning is using his G.I. Bill funding to attend the Port Townsend School of Woodworking and Preservation Trades at Fort Worden State Park.
Brandon Denning took the long way to arrive at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking and Preservation Trades, but his G.I. Bill helped him walk through the door.