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Upcoming Events

Who: Kevin Fryer
What: "Wood, Wire & Quill"
Where: 180 Studios - 150 Todd Road, Santa Rosa 
When: Tuesday,  September 5th, 2017, 7pm 

Please join us on Tuesday September 5th, 2017 for a presentation by Kevin Fryer entitled "Wood, Wire & Quill".


Kevin Fryer moved from the Midwest to San Francisco in 1976 to study at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He began making harpsichords in 1980 and became a professional instrument maker in 1984.  He has been located at his current studio in the Bayview district of San Francisco since 1990.  In addition to building harpsichords on commissions, he provides rental and tuning services for Arts organizations including, Carmel Bach Festival, Music@Menlo, San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet, and Music at Kohl Mansion. In Fryer’s career he has had two apprentices, Ron Nakashima, and Steve Renaker, who have gone on to build instruments in their own studios.  Further activities include, repair, and rebuilding harpsichords, technician work for recording projects, and instrument appraisals.  Fryer also runs the concert series Live at Mission Blue which just completed its 13th season.  He has built over 70 harpsichords, exploring the building traditions of South German, 17th century French, Italian, and early 18th century builders from Lyon. However Fryer is best known for his instruments based on the 17th century Flemish tradition of the Ruckers family.  He frequently collaborates with artists such as Adrian Card, and Millicent Tomkins to include historically based decorative features such as soundboard painting, and lid paintings.

 Kevin Fryer lives in Brisbane CA, is an amateur photographer, and serves on Brisbane’s Park and Recreation commission.


Here is how to get to our venue,  180 STUDIOS:  Address is 150 Todd Road, Santa Rosa (on South side of Todd).

From North or South 101:  Take Todd Road exit.  Go west on Todd Road for a very short distance.  Turn left at the open gate JUST BEFORE THE RAILROAD TRACKS.  If you go over the tracks you have gone too far.


From the West:  Make your way to Todd Road by going south on Stony Point Road from Hwy 12.  Turn left on Todd Road.  Continue for a few miles. JUST AFTER THE RAILROAD TRACKS, turn right at the open gate.  If you get to Hwy 101 you have gone too far.

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Hope to see you all there!

2017 Calendar


 Month & date
 Presenter and Venue
 link to PDF of WoodForum
 January 10
 Tyler Chartier, photographing woodwork, Cotati Cottages WF_2017-02
 February 15
 Tim Killen on Sketch-up, Cotati Cottages WF_2017-03
 March 7
 Michael Wallace,  Mid-Century Furniture Design/Techniques,
 Cotati Cottages
 April 4
Mark Tindley, making Greene and Greene style tables, Cotati Cottages  WF_2017-05
 May 2
 Om Anand on his work; Cotati Cottages
 June 6
 Mark Knize on his work - at 180 Studios (Santa Rosa)
 July 11
 Thomas Vogel, a Modern Approach to Kumiko-Zaiku:
 Democratizing Japanese Design - at 180 Studios (Santa Rosa)
 August 12 (Sat)
SCWA Summer BBQ @ Don Jereb's place.
Also: "Hearing Protection in the Shop Environment"
 September 5
 Kevin Fryer: Harpsichords @ 180 Studios
 October 3
 November 15  AIW; Opening Meeting w/Judges, S.C. Museum
 December (TBD)
 AIW; Maker's Meeting (TBD) / Holiday party, (TBD) 

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