Noisy Toys: Rattles and Monsters

October 27, 2019 – November 2, 2019

Sarah Marriage

In this workshop students use basic woodworking techniques to create wooden creatures with surprising voices. They can include mini monsters with hidden rattle compartments, fipple whistles and clackers. Participants explore ways that standard machine techniques, like plug cutting or making a live tenon, can be used to bring a small block of wood to life. You will use hand carving techniques to discover natural character(s) you might find in the wood grain. Open to all skill levels.


Sarah Marriage lives in Baltimore, Maryland and is the founder and director of A Workshop of Our Own, a non-profit educational woodshop. She studied Architecture at Princeton University and Woodworking at The College of the Redwoods in California. Marriage has taught at The Krenov School, Penland School of Craft and the Anderson Ranch Arts Center. She is a member of the board of trustees of The Furniture Society.

Sarah Marriage

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

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  • 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 2019. 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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