Enriching lives through art and craft

Chasing Waterfalls

September 24 - 29, 2023

Alicia Dietz  ·  aliciadietzstudios.com

Workshop at a glance

Advance your furniture building skills by constructing a waterfall table with a miter edge.


  • Waterfall miter jointery
  • Butterfly keys
  • Safe operation of woodshop machinery


  • Wood (live edge or straight edge)


  • Making a top/side for a small table (perhaps a full table if time permits)
  • Comfort with woodworking machinery
  • A better understanding of trees, jointery, and butterfly keys

Artist Bio

Alicia Dietz lives and operates her studio practice in Richmond, Virginia. She has a BSJ in advertising/journalism from Ohio University and two woodworking and furniture making degrees from Vermont Woodworking School and an MFA in craft and material studies at Virginia Commonwealth Virginia in 2016. Previously a Blackhawk Maintenance Test Pilot and Commander in the Army, Dietz understands the dedication and attention to detail required to fly an aircraft and build timeless pieces of furniture.

  • Alicia Dietz
  • Alicia Dietz
  • Alicia Dietz

Workshop Description

Waterfall tables celebrate the life of the tree – grain wraps from the top to the side so that we can appreciate the wood no matter our viewpoint. These tables are a combination of form and function. In this workshop students will develop technical skills in woodworking such as miter joints and butterfly keys. Wood movement, jointery, and finish techniques will also be covered in class. Participants will walk away with a waterfall top and side for a table made from live edge wood or straight edge lumber. If time permits, you will create a base as well. Open to all skill levels, however an understanding and prior use of woodworking machinery is encouraged.

COURSE FEE: $775  ·  materials list

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