Wood Dust Designer Maker
3 key events over 4 big days
Designer Maker is Australia’s most comprehensive design and woodworking educational experience.
Invest in your growth as a woodworking designer maker. Participate, learn and network at Wood Dust.
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Who will be at Wood Dust Designer Maker?
Come and meet Vic Tesolin at Wood Dust Designer Maker
Learn more about Vic at www.victesolin.com
Come and meet Bern Chandley at Wood Dust Designer Maker
Learn more about Bern at www.bernchandleyfurniture.com
Come and meet Adam Markowitz at Wood Dust Designer Maker
Learn more about Adam at www.markowitzdesign.com
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Come and meet David Haig at Wood Dust Designer Maker
Learn more about David at www.davidhaig.co.nz
Come and meet Carol Russell at Wood Dust Designer Maker
Learn more about Carol at www.carolrussellwoodwork.com.au
Come and meet Ross Annels at Wood Dust Designer Maker
Learn more about Ross at www.rossannels.com
Come and meet Matt Kenney at Wood Dust Designer Maker
Learn more about Matt at www.mekwoodworks.com
Come and meet Alastair Boell at Wood Dust Designer Maker
Learn more about Alastair at www.mgfw.com.au
Come and meet Laura McCusker at Wood Dust Designer Maker
Learn more about Laura at www.lauramccusker.com
Come and meet Nick Rennie at Wood Dust Designer Maker
Learn more about Nick at nickrennie.com
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Recent Blog Posts
A conversation with David Haig
David met a hippy woodworker in his early twenties who took him under his wing when he was a very uncertain young man. He started showing David the fundamentals of woodworking, the practicality, and a pride in craftsmanship which was deeply attractive for someone who came from a very academic educational and family background.
A Wood Dust Retrospective
Probably the most interesting thing that happened at Wood Dust was the sense of community that was forged. Since the festival I have contemplated this, trying to understand what forces drove this outcome. Was it the learning opportunities? Maybe it was the Yarns? Or maybe it was all of us huddling together as the storm raged on, praying that the big marquee didn’t blow away.
Learning the Art of Design
Woodworking has become abundantly more accessible to the average enthusiast with woodworking schools and maker spaces popping up everywhere supported by all types of media both digital and print. With most providers focused on a “how to make a thing” based curriculum however, the opportunity to learn solid design skills from practicing designer makers remains a relatively rare commodity.
The Brave New World of Australian Woodworking
Free from the shackles of always having to fix a problem, woodworking is now a pastime participants practice to unwind and relax, to network, to express themselves, or to take a break from modern life. Making a thing remains a primary goal, however the process of achieving that goal is related more to personal development.
Introducing Wood Dust Designer Maker
For the woodworking enthusiast and emerging designer maker, the challenge of developing strong design skills is challenging. Wood Dust recognises this challenge and so we offer our new event – Wood Dust Designer Maker. Held at Melbourne’s newest makerspace FAB9 in Footscray, Designer Maker explores the art of design for woodworking and the processes of fine craftsmanship.
Fine Woodworking is a sponsor and media partner of Wood Dust Designer Maker. For more than 40 years Fine Woodworking has been teaching, inspiring, and connecting with a passionate audience of woodworkers