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Who:  Debey Zito

What:  Design, Japanese Architecture and Furniture  

Where:  180 Studios, Santa Rosa

When:  October 1, 2019 -  7:00 pm

 Our presenter for the October meeting will be Debey Zito.

Debey will be speaking about design elements in Japanese architecture illustrated with images from a trip to Japan with Terry Schmitt in 2017. Included will be examples of Asian design in furniture.


Debey Zito has been creating original museum-quality furniture for over 45 years with a design vocabulary including Scandinavian, Asian, American and European Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau. The furniture is infused with historical awareness, yet honed by personal vision and design experience.  In 2000 Debey and Terry Schmitt started working together bringing Terry’s relief carving to the furniture and architectural works. Terry’s finely detailed and sensitive carving is entirely self-taught.


In 1978, Debey graduated from San Diego State University in Industrial Design, with a focus on woodworking and metalworking. She went on to teach woodworking to junior and senior high school students in San Francisco and Oakland. At San Francisco community College she taught furniture making to adults for 7 years. Debey has continued teaching furniture making workshops for women in her Sebastopol studio.

2019 Calendar


 Month & date
 Presenter and Venue
 link to PDF of WoodForum
 January 19
 Bruce Berry - Berry's Mill tour,  Cazadero
2019-2 SCWA newsletter sfs.pdf
 February 19
 Robert Darr - Wooden Boat Building, 180 Studios (Santa Rosa)
2019-3_4 SCWA newsletter sfs.pdf
 March 28  Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event, 180 Studios (Santa Rosa)
2019-3_4 SCWA newsletter sfs.pdf
 April 2 Dr Seri Robinson - Spalted wood creation and turning, 180 Studios (Santa Rosa)  2019-5 SCWA newsletter sfs.pdf
 May 7
 Michael Wallace - Arts and Crafts Masters
2019-6 SCWA newsletter sfs.pdf
 Cancelled 2019-7 SCWA newsletter sfs.pdf
 July 9
 Mark Tindley - Superglue! Tips and tricks from a professional woodworker.  2019-8 SCWA newsletter sfs.pdf
 Aug 10 SCWA Annual BBQ - Don Jereb's home - details to follow 2019-9 SCWA newsletter sfs.pdf
 Sept 10 Kalia Kliban - Finishing - Watching paint dry  2019-10 SCWA newsletter sfs.pdf
 October 1 Debey Zito - Design, Japanese Architecture and Furniture
 November 19 Judges and Awards Evening

 December 10
 Makers and Annual Membership Meeting 

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