Timber Frame Raising
Gerald David, instructor at North House Folk School, demonstrates a timber frame raising with his students. Bonus video from the HOME episode
Wharton Esherick’s wood cut blocks
Executive Director of the Wharton Esherick Museum, Julie Signlin on Wharton Esherick’s woodcut prints and frames. Bonus video from the HOME episode
Wharton Esherick’s standing desk
Executive Director of the Wharton Esherick Museum, Julie Signlin on Wharton Esherick‘s standing desk. Bonus video from the HOME episode
Timber framer Gerald David is a timber framing instructor at North House Folk School. David apprenticed in Aachen, Germany, which provided him with the solid foundation for an education in the wood trades. After his apprenticeship, he completed the traditional three year Journey, which broadened his horizon at every turn and gave him many varied opportunities to learn, apply and share. After working throughout Germany, in France, Switzerland and the US, David settled for five years in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Working with preservation experts he learned about the long and evolving history of timber framing in America. David joined the Timber Framers Guild in 2008 and a growing involvement led to many teaching engagements in workshops around the country and overseas. The connections made introduced him to log building, a very much related trade with equally deep history. During three years of log building and timber framing in Vermont, he met and married his Minnesotan wife and now lives in Duluth, Minnesota where he is exploring the built environment of Finnish heritage and craftsman style splendor.
New Scenic Cafe’s Timber Frame
New Scenic Cafe manager Eric Sturtz on their timber frame structure built by Gerald David, timber framing instructor at North House Folk School. Bonus video from the HOME episode.
Wharton Esherick segment
Meet sculptor and furniture maker Wharton Esherick and the Wharton Esherick Museum featured in the HOME episode
North House Folk School segment
Meet timber framing instructor Gerald David and his timber framing class at North House Folk School featured in the HOME episode.
Alison Saar, Betye Saar, Maddy Leeser segment
Meet the Saar family of artists, Alison Saar, Betye Saar, and Maddy Leeser featured in the INSPIRATION episode
Alison Saar on her work
Artist Alison Saar on her work. Bonus video from the INSPIRATION episode
Biskakone Greg Johnson on the waganogan
Ojibwe artist Biskakone Greg Johnson on the waganogan his community built based on an old photograph. Bonus video from HOME episode