CraftED* Artist Talk with Jeffrey Forrest – Founder + Director, STACKLAB
Thursday September 15, 7:15pm
Red River College, Roblin Centre 160 Princess Street, Great West Life Lecture Theatre
Reception and Tour or North Forge Fabrication Lab
Thursday September 15, 9pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab, 3rd Floor 125 Adelaide
*CraftED -thinking through craft
The Manitoba Craft Council, in partnership with North Forge, is excited to bring Jeffrey Forrest – Founder + Director of Toronto’s STACKLAB to Winnipeg to present on this vibrant group of collaborators.
STACKLAB is an award-winning studio of architects, industrial designers and skilled fabricators with a vast and trustworthy network of collaborators. The STACKLAB studio is dedicated in all processes—design, fabrication, project management, and construction—creating works of art that blend pioneering technology with traditional best practices.
Following CraftED with Jeffrey Forrest, a reception and tour of the North Forge Fabrication Lab will be held at 9pm. The North Forge Fabrication Lab is found on the 3rd Floor of 125 Adelaide in Winnipeg’s Innovation Alley and provides access to digital fabrication and prototyping equipment with support from the entrepreneurial and innovation communities. The North Forge equipment and service options are growing every day, offering rapid prototyping, 3D printing, embedded systems design, woodworking, metalworking, plastics forming and many other creative disciplines.
*CraftED is a series of artist talks that engage the larger context of contemporary craft.
The CraftED talks originated in celebration of Craft Year 2015, a year-long nation-wide festival aimed at promoting awareness of craft in Canada. Presented by the Manitoba Craft Council, CraftED is a play on “phys ed” and the popular “TED talks”, sharing ideas worth spreading with a focus on contemporary craft.
Image Credit: STACK LABS “Square Cut Burl”
“This 2500-4000 year old redwood burl is certified through the Forest Stewardship Council. It is ‘square-cut’ and contains clear, cast resin in each of its natural voids. The table top is paired with our 5/8″ Band Ribbon legs finished in either antique pewter (shown) or brass.”