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Brandy Clements Demonstrates the Ancient Art of Chair Caning
February 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until February 18, 2018
Brandy Clements of Silver River Center for Chair Caning in the River Arts District will be at Grovewood Gallery Feb. 16-18 demonstrating authentic cattail rush weaving on a chair seat designed by Brian Brace Fine Furniture. This style of weaving dates back thousands of years to ancient Egypt and can be found on classic Gustav Stickley chair seats. Clementsis a fourth generation chair caner and a self-proclaimed “chair nerd” on a mission to dispel the myth that chair seat weaving is a lost art. She and her husband/business partner Dave Klingler have been weaving new lives into chairs for over 12 years and have taught over 100 sessions at their school, offering classes on laced and pressed caning as well as splint, rush, and Shaker tape weaving. This year marks Silver River’s fourth anniversary as the nation’s only fully dedicated chair caning school and museum. The school is also an official education center of the Southern Highland Craft Guild.