Just got back from a long summer of teaching. I had a great time. Taught a wonderful stringed instrument class with Keun Ho Peter Park at Arrowmont. It was so great to have 2 weeks to teach guitar making.
I am home and have spent the week moving our latest series of instruments forward. It has been wonderful to be back in my shop working with my sister .
This week the strum factory got more organized. Our jigs are made ,but as we assemble ,the instruments pile up on surfaces we need for working. We covered a wall with plywood and made these great racks for hanging them while work progresses. I also made a rack to hold all our parts.
After Teaching at Arrowmont , I went to Pocosin Art center to teach a Dulcimer Guitar class. pocosin is a wonderful place in eastern North Carolina. The deck of the dorms looks out onto the estuary and the sunsets were beautiful. My class was great and everyone who works there is wonderful. Here is what the class made.
We have cut backs and fronts for 5 instruments. I like to do a custom drawing in each one. The drawings are like an image diary for me, representing what I am seeing around me here in my new home state.