Welcome to the Wood Shed, the Center for Art in Wood's new home for virtual studio tours, artist talks, craft tutorials, and more.

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Object Lesson: Sam Davis

Sam Davis interprets Hartmut Rademann's piece Door / 8 July / Pine Street through the lens of eco-critical art theory.

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Catland: The Soft Power of Cat Culture in Japan

Design expert, arts writer, and cat aficionado Sarah Archer has just released her latest book, Catland, an exploration into the phenomenon of Japanese cat culture. In this talk, Sarah reveals the wood baskets and furniture that comprise a highly specialized material culture aimed at accommodating the cats of Japan.

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Learn + Make + Explore

Artist Talks

Engaging conversations with the Center's artistic community

Object Lesson

Guests interpret objects from the Center's Collection

Studio Tours

Visit the creative spaces of the Center's artists and makers

Virtual Tour

The Center's registrar leads a virtual tour of the Collection

Home Crafts

The Center staff shares craft ideas you can do at home

Listening Room

The conversation continues in these short audio pieces.

Crafty Cocktails

Wind down in the Wood Shed with a specialty cocktail


Explore breathing, meditation, yoga exercises, and more

Celebrating 25 Years of Windgate ITE

Explore the rich history of the Center's annual artist residency program through our new interactive timeline portal. If you're a Windgate ITE Fellow, we want to hear from you! Please visit this page to share your stories and photos to help us grow our archive.

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Resources & Opportunities


A grassroots organization founded "by artists for artists" in 1985, CERF+ supports craft artists and makers who have lost resources or revenue due to disaster—from hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods to terminal disease, studio fires, and global pandemics. In this short conversation, Cornelia Carey, Executive Director of CERF+, describes the organization's work to the Center's Artistic Director, Jennifer-Navva Milliken, and shares ways to help craft makers, whose livelihoods and practices are more vulnerable than ever in the time of COVID-19.