Wood and Steel

Wood and Steel

May 18 2016

Carlos llerena Aguirre creates large woodcuts for the Biennale of Printmaking for Large Format in Venice. The Venice Printmaking Studio. Venice, Italy. These large woodcuts and others will also be exhibited during 2015 in a solo exhibition at: The Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, FL. The Dynamo Art Cocowalk Gallery, Coconut Grove. FL, USA. And the Galería ICPNA Miraflores, Peru in 2016.

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Hollowoods

Hollowoods

May 17 2016

A portrait of the joys and challenges of working with burl and other native woods, through the eyes and hands of master woodturner and carver Frank White. He takes us through the transformative process, from his sources of inspiration and New England burl in the woods, to working at his lathe and carving bench creating one-of-a-kind natural edge bowls and hollow vessels.

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The Sticksmith

The Sticksmith

May 17 2016

Dave is a coppice worker, leading and educating his community into more substantial and nature friendly lifestyle.

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Five-Hundred and Three and Counting

Five-Hundred and Three and Counting

May 17 2016

Five-hundred and three guitars on, Jonny Kinkead continues to pursue his craft with a seemingly undulled fervour. A self-taught luthier, his guitars rank amongst the most prestigious currently being produced. During a career that's spanned forty years, Jonny has witnessed the decline and rising cost of quality timbers, meaning a resourceful approach is essential in maintaing his exceptionally high standards.

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Kaimanu

Kaimanu

May 17 2016

Chad Kaimanu Jackson was born and raised on the Central Coast of California. At a young age, Chad's father taught him the art of surfboard shaping. After spending a few years traveling as a pro surfer, Chad became interested in crafting surfboards out of alternative and sustainable resources. For the last five years he has been hand shaping unique and beautiful surfboards out of agave wood. Chad's passion for the ocean and shaping can be traced back to his Hawaiian lineage. His unique cultural background is also the driving force behind his goals to create low-impact and sustainable wood surfboards that perform at the level of current high-impact and toxic polyurethane foam surfboards.

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Benoit and the Trees

Benoit and the Trees

May 17 2016

A short look into the world of Benoit Bergeron, carpenter, sculptor and tree lover.

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Man Who Build Extreme Parks in Siberia

Man Who Build Extreme Parks in Siberia

May 17 2016

This is the story of a person who promotes extreme culture in distant Siberia, building skateparks and Snow Parks, mostly from the wood.

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The Small Kannel

The Small Kannel

May 17 2016

The video gives a short overview of small kannel, a traditional plucked string instrument of the dulcimer and zither family native to Baltic-Finnic and Baltic people. It is estimated to be at least 2000 years old, some say even 3000. For almost a hundred years, especially in the Soviet time, it was out of favour, but regained its popularity in the last decade. Mart Aardam is the small kannel maker from Saaremaa portrayed in the video, who has made ca 150 small kannels.

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Okkyum Kim

Okkyum Kim

May 17 2016

Okkyum Kim is an award-winning violin maker who believes that he creates new life with each violin, viola, and cello that he makes.

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Wood'n'Soul

Wood'n'Soul

May 17 2016

How Wood is transformed into Music, one of the highest expressions of Human Soul: the special relationship between a Violinmaker and his Wood.

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