DREW LANGSNER RESUME
Born: Los Angeles, California; November 13, 1942


Contact Information


Address: 775 Black Pine Ridge Road;

Marshall, North Carolina, USA 28753

Phone: 01 828 656 2280

E-mail: drewandlouiselangsner@gmail.com

Web site: DrewLangsner.com


Occupation


Artist / Craftsman / Author


1978 – 2017. Administration and Teaching: Country Workshops, Inc. (A 501 (c)(3) non-profit educational organization.)


1966 – 1970 Partner in Beckwith & Langsner, designers and builders of children’s’ adventure playgrounds.


Formal Education


1966 M.A. Painting and Sculpture; San Francisco State University

1964 B.A. Anthropology; San Francisco State University


Studies in Art and Woodworking


1980 Three weeks advanced cooperage with Reudi Kohler, Wenklin-Horben, Bern, Switzerland

1972 Apprenticeship in Swiss Alpine cooperage with Kufermeister Ruedi Kohler

1954 Art lessons with Adalaide Fogg and Mary Gordon. In preparation for 13th birthday.


Publications


Books authored (I also did most of the photographs and preliminary drawings for these publications.)

The Chairmaker’s Workshop (Lark Books)

1995 Green Woodworking - revised edition (Lark Books)

Green Woodworking (Rodale Press)

A Log Builder’s Handbook (Rodale Press)

Country Woodcraft (Rodale Press)

Handmade (Harmony Books)


Magazine articles. Numerous publications 1975 to present in “Fine Woodworking”, “Woodwork”, ”American Woodworker”, “Today’s Woodworker”, “Fine Homebuilding”, “Organic Gardening”, “Countryside”, “Harrowsmith” and others.


Teaching


1978 to 2017 at Country Workshops. Numerous 2 - 6 day courses including Swiss Cooperage, Ladderback Chairmaking, Windsor Chairmaking, Rustic Windsor Chairmaking, Carving Bowls and Spoons. I have also taught 5 - 7 day courses in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Japan.


Video Production


Producer for Country Workshops’ video “Carved Swedish Bowls with Bengt Lidström.

Producer for Country Workshops’ video “Swiss Cooperage: Two Days in the Workshop of Ruedi Kohler.”


Craft Tours


1991 – 2017. I organized and co-hosted 18 handcraft tours in Switzerland/France, England/Wales, Sweden/Norway and Japan.


Professional Membership


1994 Juried member of Southern Highland Craft Guild




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