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Lauren Newby

Milwaukee, WI USA
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Growing up in Eau Claire, WI, Lauren was always told by her mother, "If you are bored, use your hands and make something." She developed her admiration for design, strength of wood, and traditional craft while rebuilding a 1850s dovetail log cabin and studying woodworking and furniture design at UW-Madison. Exploring early American craft history, she is interested in breathing new life into antique tools and methods. Lauren is excited to advance tactile processes at North House through woodworking, weaving, picking berries, and baking bread.

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Current Courses Offered by Lauren Newby

Teaser image for Carve a Bench: Introduction to Greenwood Chair Building

Carve a Bench: Introduction to Greenwood Chair Building

Chairmaking is the holy grail of greenwood working—just three days to get started but a…
Fri, Mar 22nd, 2024  –  Sun, Mar 24th, 2024
Day 1: 4pm-7pm Day 2 & 3: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Lauren Newby
Fri, Jul 5th, 2024  –  Sun, Jul 7th, 2024
9am- 5pm each day
Instructor: Lauren Newby

Past Courses Offered by Lauren Newby

Carve a Bench! Introduction to Greenwood Chair Building with Hand Tools

Timbered Workbench: Early American Style

Wood Glows: Make Your Own Flashlight for Families

Woodworking Camp

Young Makers Camp

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