Personal Reliquaries: Sculptural Story Boxes

September 9, 2018 – September 15, 2018

Peter Dellert

During this workshop students will make a wall cabinet using basic table saw joinery and incorporate their personal or iconic imagery to tell a story. You will learn to shape and texture wood for sculptural effects and use surface treatments such as dyes, stains, paint, drawing, collage and patinas. The doors can be slabs of live edge wood, bookmatched or not, attached with mortised hinges, and perhaps with found objects or by altering surfaces. Demonstrations, idea swapping, and individual attention will accompany the making. Familiarity with hand and power tools a plus but not essential. Open to all skill levels.


Peter Dellert was educated as a biologist and trained as a potter. He is a furniture maker and sculptor living in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Dellert shows regularly in museums and galleries throughout the country. He has won a NICHE Award and is featured in many publications. He has previously taught classes at Arrowmont.

Peter Dellert

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

  • I would like to be contacted about housing in the new dormitory that will have all private rooms with private baths if it is ready for occupancy for workshop dates.
  • $199
  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2018. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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