Tuesday, October 09, 2012

boats in Ireland...

Anke Eckardt and Rui Ferreira are boat and furniture makers in County Cork, Ireland. Anke is a member of the Craft Education Panel organised by the Crafts Council of Ireland. She did a model boat making project with 6th and 7th grade girls in Ireland as a demonstration project in an Irish school.

There is little in the world appealing to emotions, imagination and intellect than a wooden boat, and I know my readers will enjoy reading about this project in their blog, and it may call to mind some of the boat building projects here at Clear Spring School. As you can see from the photos above and below, their models made from a variety of woods are lovely.

I particularly like the boat like frame used to hang the finished boats from the ceiling as a mobile. Just the touch of class one might expect from an experienced furniture designer.

You can learn more about our Clear Spring School boat making projects by using the search function of the blog page at upper left. Type in "Boats."

Gerald (Jerry) sent a link to an interesting article about the Swiss opting for vocational school as an alternative to college, even though college education in Switzerland is free. Who Needs College? The Swiss Opt for Vocational School.

Today in the wood shop I will still be making boxes, as I will be for many days to come.

Make, fix and create...

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