VWA Blog

VWA Artists in Residence Update

25 Oct 2022 Artist in Residence
Alex Pontonio

Some little progress shots on some cabinets I’ve been working on. 

Stepped mitre details with continuous grain. These veneers were all shop sawn and pressed. Continuous grain detailing will extend along to the cabinet doors.

Follow Alex on Instagram here.

Isabel Avendano Hazbun

Imagine bending a skin on frame kayak in the middle, like a doughnut, sitting on it and resting your back on the bow and stern. Inspired by the construction methods and profile of West Greenland Kayaks (WGK) this chair explores the possibilities of creating concept driven sculptural furniture using glued lamination techniques. The shape of the timber frame is highlighted with ropes made from navy blue silk organza reminiscent of kayak decks and of the lashing methods used to connect the ribs to the stringers. 

Follow Isabel on Instagram here.

Jess Humpston

I’ve been lucky enough to be included in a group exhibition currently on at Craft Victoria titled “The Chair”. The piece was made during my time at Sturt Gallery and Studios earlier this year and was made entirely on the router table and drill press. The chair is made of stained American white ash and explores visual and structural lightness through the triangulated frame and the woven monofilament seat and back. 

Contact Us

Victorian Woodworkers Association (VWA)
Postal Address

42 Courtney St,
North Melbourne, VIC 3051
03 5776 2178

VWA Wood Design Centre and Workshop

5 Tyrone St,
North Melbourne, VIC 3051
View map



You can also get in contact using the form and we will make sure your message gets to the right person.

Contact form