Wood Workshop-Dovetails Demonstration by Robert Van Norman

Come and join us at Grove Front Gallery for our first wood workshop presented by Robert Van Norman, founder and craftsman at Inside Passage School of Fine Cabinetmaking. Refreshments will be served. Thank you for supporting the artists! More info below:


Saturday, April 6, 2019, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Tickets & Fees:

By Donation


Hand cut joinery, dovetails specifically are often referred to as the hallmark of fine craftsmanship. In this workshop, Robert will share some of the subtitles of cutting this strong yet sensitive joint. A slideshow will also be presented featuring the work of his teacher James Krenov, some of his own work as well the work of some of his students from 41 countries world wide, who have attended the program in Roberts Creek just down the road from Grove Front Gallery.

Robert Van Norman Biography:

Taught by James Krenov, Robert is the founder and resident craftsman and teacher at Inside Passage School of Fine Cabinetmaking. He completed a traditional apprenticeship under master cabinetmaker Erich Janisch, further refining his skills at the College of the Redwoods under the direction of James Krenov. In 1991 he co-founded a small woodworkers cooperative where he began to make commissioned and speculative pieces of his own design. Robert’s work has been exhibited throughout North America, Europe and Japan. He has taught and lectured internationally.

Jimmy Cheng