next meeting info

The next meeting planned for Monday, March 23rd, 2020 at the Arbutus Folk School Woodshop has been canceled due to concern over COVID-19. 

Our featured speaker for our next Guild meeting is Yup’ik (Alaska) tribal carver Jennifer Angaiak Wood.

Jennifer Angaiak Wood ( an artist of Yup’ik, Irish and Italian descent, and was born and raised in Fairbanks, AK. The Yup’ik side of her family comes from Tununak, AK, on the coast of the Bering Sea. Jennifer started carving masks when she took an Alaska Native Art class in high school and has been mostly self-taught after the unexpected passing of her teacher, Ron Manook.

Since moving to the Seattle area in 2015, she has met and worked with other artists, who are helping her learn to use more traditional tools such as bent knives and adzes. Jennifer’s inspirations include historic masks, stories, and her time spent in Tununak growing up. She usually adds modern materials and concepts to her work, and she uses her art as a way to connect with her Yup’ik heritage and bring a little bit of Yup’ik history into the modern world.

  • Date: meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month (except November and December).
  • Time: Doors open at 6:30 PM. Social time is from 6:30 PM until the meeting begins. The meeting starts promptly at 7:00 PM and ends no later than 9:00 PM.
  • Location: The location of the meeting is the Arbutus Folk School’s woodshop. 610 Fourth Ave E, Olympia, WA 98502. Arbutus is across the street from Olympia City Hall and next door to Olympia Coffee Roasters.
  • Parking: Parking in Olympia is free after 5:00 PM.

Our meeting schedule 2020
We generally meet the fourth Monday of each month unless otherwise stated.
Monday, January 27, 2020
February 1, 220 (Special Presentation from Darrell Peart
Monday, February  24, 2020 John Corzine
Monday, March 23, 2020 Jennifer Angaiak Wood
Monday, April 27, 2020
Monday, May 25, 2020
Saturday, June xx, 2020 – Annual Tour of Shops
Monday, June 22, 2020
Monday, July 27, 2020
Monday, August 24. 2020 
Monday, September 28, 2020
Monday, October 26, 2020
Monday, December 7, 2020
Program/Speaker information to be added later.
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Previously Held Meetings

Grady Mathews was our February 2020 Presenter

“I have been designing and building fine furniture and architectural cabinetry in the Seattle area since 1976. The evolution of my work has been evident in the various shows in which I have been featured. I show primarily in the Northwest, but my pieces reside in homes and businesses throughout the United States and abroad. I began my woodworking career designing and producing interior architectural accessories. Teaching myself the skills of the craft, I soon began designing and building larger furniture pieces as well as architectural cabinetry. I presented my first solo show of furniture at the Northwest Gallery of Fine Woodworking in 1989; I also received an American Crafts Award for my Gazelle Table in the same year. Another of my pieces was included in a book titled Creative Designs in Furniture. I am a founding member of the Northwest Gallery of Fine Woodworking and have been extensively involved in the development of this successful cooperative.”

Unless stated otherwise:

Past Meetings:

The next meeting is Monday, January 27th, 2020 at the Arbutus Folk School Woodshop. 

Our featured speaker at this meeting is John Corzine.

Our presenter is John Corzine. He will show his lampshade making processes. Jerry Kehoe visited John’s shop and was impressed with his design and use of jigs to make these shades out of thin wood. You can check out John’s website at

Our meeting will also include the usual attractions; the audience Q&A, a Safety Segment, and of course, Show and Tell. 

Another reminder for you is that the Guild is no longer keeping your name badges. You must bring them (and take them home!)

Mark your Calendars for Darrell Peart on Saturday, February 1, 2020!

We will be having a special Saturday meeting with Greene and Greene expert Darrell Peart. It will be on Saturday, February 1st, 2020, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the Arbutus Folk School workshop. Darrell will be presenting his work and designs to our group.

Darrell writes and lectures about design, woodworking, and the history of Greene & Greene. He has written articles for Home Furniture, Today’s Woodworker, Fine Woodworking, Woodwork, Popular Woodworking, American Woodworker, Woodworker West, Style 1900, British Woodworking, 360 Woodworking, The SAPFM Journal, and Australian Wood Review.

His first book, Greene and Greene: Design Elements for the Workshop, was published in April 2006 by Linden Press. His second book, In the Greene & Greene Style: Projects and Details for the Woodworker, was published in 2013, also by Linden Press. He is currently at work on his third book (to be published by Linden Press in 2020), which will be on furniture design.
You are welcome to bring a friend!