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Wood Bending: Curves and Volume

April 4 - 7, 2024

Heechan Kim  ·  objectxobject.com

Workshop at a glance

Explore the infinite potential of wood bending.


  • Wood bending: lamination (over form or free form)
  • Steam bending
  • Cold bending


  • Basket weaving reeds
  • Hard wood
  • Wood veneer


  • Different wood bending techniques
  • Applications in functional or non-functional object making

Artist Bio

Heechan Kim is an object maker. He applies traditional craft techniques in new contexts to reimagine and explore outcomes, and challenge craft’s visual potential. Kim has been investigating the relationship between the maker’s hand and materials. Kim is currently a faculty member of Parsons School of Design, the City College of New York, teaching product design and sculpture. He received a MFA in woodworking and furniture design from Rochester Institute of Technology, and a BFA in metal arts and jewelry from Seoul National University.

  • Heechan Kim
  • Heechan Kim
  • Heechan Kim
  • Heechan Kim
  • Heechan Kim

Workshop Description

This course investigates various wood-bending techniques to explore form and volume. Students experiment with curved lines and organic forms by steaming, laminating, soaking and weaving. Students are encouraged to push the limitation of the material and explore the infinite potential of expression. This week of exploration emphasizes experimentation and play with linear elements, resulting in forms ranging from maquettes to prototypes for future sculpture and design projects.


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

Call 865-436-5860 with questions about registering for this workshop.

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