During this test period, which will run into February, private donors are funding the pay for the professionals. We expect that past the trial period, there will be a fee to cover the costs. And, depending on demand and safety monitor availability, we may expand to offer this on multiple Fridays each month.
Members are welcome to ask the pro for suggestions about design, joinery, finishes or other details. This isn't a class with an agenda driven by an instructor, but rather an opportunity for woodworkers to ask questions and get advice from someone with years of professional experience. The pro will not be teaching how to operate the tools.
As with all Open Studio sessions, a safety monitor will be on duty and will be responsible for safety. You will be able to work on projects of your own choosing.
Celeski studied architecture and design and spent more than 30 years in business as a designer. Once he discovered woodworking, he fell in love with the craft, dropped his design career, became a full-time furniture maker and never looked back. His main focus has been on original design, high-end custom outdoor furniture. His extensive line covers many types of furniture from Arts and Crafts to contemporary. His work is in in collections across the US and Canada. More than 100 of his pieces are in some of the Greene and Greene masterpieces in Pasadena.
Celeski currently focuses on fine art wood sculpture and contemporary furniture. He’s a contributing editor writing on digital woodworking methods and furniture design for Popular Woodworking Magazine and an instructor at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking.
The Leschi 66” contemporary backless bench is designed for both indoor and outdoor use.
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