BLAKE JOHNSON

Educator, Artist, Restoration, Refurbishing, Custom Wood and Metalwork

   

 (802) 258-1987

              runeshai@gmail.com

       http://heartsparkarts.com

WORK EXPERIENCE

Doriss Design Workshoppe                                            Boston, MA

  Cabinet Maker                                                                 FALL 2015 - PRESENT

Cutting plywood, milling and shaping hardwoods, glue-ups and shop maintenance.

Ryerson Design                                                                  Boston, MA

  Playground Builder                                                  SPRING 2015 - FALL 2015

Chainsaw and power plane work to rough-mill and shape logs into curved, scribed, custom playgrounds.  Work with chainfall and epoxy.

Eliot School of Fine Arts                                 Jamaica Plain, MA

  Teacher, Teacher’s Assistant, Shop Assistant  FALL 2011 - SPRING 2016

Basic to advanced curriculum for in-house and traveling educational programs; woodshop & historic building maintenance & management, jig & fixture building, batch prep of materials for a traveling kids’ woodshop program.

Pacific Studio                                             Seattle, WA & Atlanta, GA

  Overhire Installer, Overhire Fabricator    SUMMER 2012 & SUMMER 2014

Interior/exterior carpentry & install work for museums, visitor’s centers, & display cabinets; shop maintenance.

RELATED EXPERIENCE

VMI Collaborative Timber Framing Project      Rockridge Baths, VA

                                                                                                             2012 - 2013

Volunteer team member doing layout, cutting and assembly of two outdoor white oak timberframe shelters.

Brownington Barn Rebuilding Project             Brownington, VT

                                                                                                                       2012

Volunteer team member doing layout, cutting & all hand-assembly of an historically accurate white pine timberframe barn to serve as a museum and storage.

Wason Pond Covered Bridge                                         Chester, NH

  Timber Framer’s Guild                                                             2011

Volunteer team member doing scribed layout and cutting of a timberframe foot bridge across a pond dam.

Making/History: HandsHouse                                Sanok, Poland

  The Wooden Synagogue Replication Project                                 2011

Travel program doing all-hand milling, hewing, scribing & lumber creation from logs for an historic replica synagogue roof project, now housed in the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw.

EDUCATION

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

BFA - Sculpture

Boston, MA

FALL 2010 - SPRING 2014

Vancouver Institute of Media Arts

Visual Effects Program

Vancouver, Canada

WINTER 2008 - WINTER 2009

SKILLS

  • Woodworking
  • Hand-tool restoration
  • Machine & Shop maintenance
  • Timber framing
  • Metal work
  • MIG welding & fabrication
  • TIG welding & fabrication
  •  Moldmaking & Lifecasting
  • Plaster, Burlap, Alginate
  • Iron casting
  •  Computer: Mac, Windows
  •  Video & Visual effects
  •  Adobe Photoshop, Sketchup
  •  Coding
  • HTML, CSS, WordPress

LANGUAGE

  •  English
  •  Spanish