Inside the Artist’s Studio with David Wade – FREE
Sunday, March 13: 1-2:30pm
Ticket Required for Main Exhibit
Artist David Wade will be lecturing on the process in which he creates his stunning furniture, giving us a small glimpse into how he created Freeform.
Creating fine woodwork for over 25 years, David takes pride in creating furniture pieces that can be shared and enjoyed for generations. In his EnoCraft displays, David combines beautiful warm woods with found factory-made aircraft parts, creating an unparalleled harmonious tension. David’s voice comes to life through mixed media, playing the role of architect, engineer, and mechanic to give found objects a secondary life.
David’s main artistic influence was his teacher and mentor Sam Maloof. A world-renowned woodworker, Sam is often labeled as the greatest designer-craftsman of our era and was the first craftsman awarded the prestigious MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Fellowship.
David first began working for Sam at age 19, sweeping up the shop and raking leaves outside – “a true Karate Kid story,” as David puts it. Slowly but surely he worked up to creating and assembling orders. Over the next 20 years Sam taught David everything he knew to maintain extraordinary craftsmanship. “The shop was like an Olympic training center, it was challenging and stressful. However, it was pretty incredible. In my mind we made the world’s best furniture.”
Although David was honored to work beside Sam, he always felt the need to expand his creations beyond the Maloof design. WadeMade designs are new and unique, while keeping the Sam Maloof legacy, style and craftsmanship alive.