Beautiful black canes of the Phyllostachys nigra are among the most prized by wood workers
Heat treating canes to polish and preserve for outdoor use and decoration.
photo copyright: Ned Jaquith 2003
Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Richard Haubrich'
A giant bamboo wheel, constructed by members of the European Bamboo Society
photo copyright: Noah Bell, 2005
Red branch sheaths found on young canes of Fargesia sp. 'Scabrida'
photo copyright: Ned Jaquith 2007
Bamboo, from Grove to Studio
Bamboo, long used as an art material in other cultures, is becoming more popular in the United States. Information about bamboo as a living plant and an art material will be conveyed in this introductory workshop. This workshop will start at the 20-acre Bamboo Garden, in North Plains, OR, where you will learn about varieties of bamboo good for making art. You will be introduced to the hand tools used in gathering and pruning bamboo. Discuss bamboo’s growth habits and anatomy and how to grow it in a garden. Day 2 and Day 3 will be spent using the bamboo gathered, doing bamboo preparation, cutting, and drilling to create a vessel. Bamboo splitting will be demonstrated and you will have an opportunity to try splitting. Techniques used to tie and bind will be explored in this introduction into bamboo as an art material.
Location (day 1) : Bamboo Garden
Location (day 2-3) : OCAC
Total Price: $310