This is an explosive workshop that covers everything from sharpening techniques, laminating, veneering, machining and furniture production methods.
Students will be exposed to a wide range of skills and techniques under the guidance of furniture designer and maker Matt Prince.
The major project for the workshop will be a hand crafted table—to be made by the students—that incorporates all the techniques and processes being taught throughout the course.
On successful completion of the workshop students will walk away with a handmade piece of furniture and the skills required to produce many more into the future.
After spending a number of years in the UK working as a shipwright and learning traditional methods of wooden boat construction, Matthew returned to Australia to undertake an associate degree at the Australian School of Fine Furniture in Launceston. Graduating in 2008, he moved to NSW and worked on a number of high profile projects including the making of the furniture for the Federal Courts Ceremonial Suite in Sydney.
In 2010 Matthew returned to Tasmania to complete his studies and is one if the first to obtain the newly offered Bachelor Degree in Furniture Design from the University of Tasmanians School of Architecture and Design. Matthew currently lives in Launceston and is establishing himself as a designer and maker of contemporary furniture.
Authorised by the Head of School, Tasmanian College of the Arts
30 October, 2012