Darrell Peart, nationally recognized expert on Greene and Greene style furniture, will present a talk and workshop on the weekend of October 21, 2016. His talk will begin at 7:45 p.m. on Friday, October 21 in room 135 Basil on the campus of St. John Fisher College. His workshop on ‘Greene and Greene Details’ will be held at Mike Brawley’s shop (see workshops page for details) on Saturday, October 22 starting at 9 a.m. Workshop Registration
Darrell began his career making and selling small wooden items at Seattle’s Pike Place Market and subsequently worked in high-end custom shops in the Puget Sound area. The influence of Greene & Greene is clearly seen in Darrell’s work, but he rarely does exact reproductions anymore. Exploring new designs is where his passions lie. Darrell also writes and lectures about design, woodworking and the history of Greene & Greene. His articles have appeared in Fine Woodworking, Popular Woodworking, American Woodworker and numerous other magazines. Darrell’s first book, Greene and Greene: Design Elements for the Workshop, was published in April 2006 by Linden Press and is in the RWS library. His second book, In the Greene & Greene Style: Projects and Details for the Woodworker, was published by Linden Press in 2013.
Darrell is also well known for his innovative woodworking jig and tool designs. His ‘Square Hole Punch’ is currently in production by Lee Valley Tools. In 2011 Darrell was voted to the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Thorsen House (FOTH), a restoration effort of a Greene & Greene ‘Ultimate Bungalow’. His work has appeared in various galleries and has been featured in both local and national newspapers, magazines, books and in private collections throughout the United States and Canada.
Prior to the meeting, we will hold a silent auction where you can sell items that are no longer needed. Please fill out this formwith the minimum price and incremental bid amount and bring it with your items on Friday, one form per item. The silent auction will begin at 7 p.m. (Note: 10% sellers donation to RWS is appreciated).