This month's meeting will feature two local professional woodworkers who will talk about their work, their process, and how they got to where they are. It'll be a fantastic opportunity to chat one on one with professional artisans, hear their stories and perhaps pick up a few tricks.
We are thrilled to have two Brooklyn Woodworkers: Stefan Rurak and Candice Groenke.
May 20th 7-9pm ALL ARE WELCOME!
Makeville Studio in Brooklyn
119 8th St, Unit 208, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Stefan Rurak faked his own death on the French Riviera, renovated gilded-age hotels in Poland, and was questioned by the FBI over a misunderstood piece of performance art, all long before crafting furniture. It was Rurak’s fascination with Zen Buddhism, and the powerful parallels he found in the act of woodworking, that eventually drove him to apprentice under one of New York City’s most respected custom woodworkers. Stefan Rurak founded SR on the vision that furniture can not only fulfill functional needs but also have the expressive power of fine art.
SR furniture defies conventional boundaries. Founded by the artist Stefan Rurak, SR is a Brooklyn-based atelier that merges modern conceptual design with time-honored craftsmanship. The results are evocative, one-of-a-kind, solid wood furniture and accessories that are built to span generations. SR specializes in bespoke services for private clients and releases seasonal collections in boutique limited editions. By collaborating with the distinctive and profound properties of wood, SR is able to craft furniture that transcends utilitarian ends, and becomes art.
Candice is an award-winning furniture maker and a graduate of the College of Redwoods Fine Furniture