Guild of Oregon Woodworkers

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January Guild Monthly Meeting - Grady Mathews with GMCC Designs

  • 21 Jan 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Multnomah Arts Center - 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219

January Guild Meeting
Grady Mathews with GMCC Designs
"Lessons Learned"

January 21, 7:00 - 9:00
Multnomah Arts Center Auditorium,
7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland


The meeting is 7:00 - 9:00.  Social time starts at 6:30.  This event is free and open to the public.  


Our January meeting is a presentation by Grady Mathews with GMCC Designs. Grady has been designing and building custom furniture in Seattle, Washington since 1976. For 43 years he has been, and continues to learn lessons about this craft. His presentation on ‘Lessons Learned” spans a lifetime of woodworking and includes numerous slides and anecdotes about woodworking and the lessons he has learned about woodworking and life.


Grady started his professional career in 1976. In 1979 he co-founded the NW Gallery of Fine Woodworking, the oldest and most successful studio furniture co-op in North America. Over the gallery’s 36 years he served on the Board of Directors in many capacities including President.

His work has been featured in the following publications: Built-in Furniture, Jim Tolpin, Taunton Press; Fine Woodworking Design Book Seven, Taunton Press; Creative Designs in Furniture, Kraus Sikes


See you at the Multnomah Arts Center (MAC) on January 21. Social time starts at 6pm with the general meeting starting at 7pm.

The board meeting will be held in room 33 at the MAC from 5:30-6:30 for anyone who would like to attend.

If there are any questions please contact CJ Marquardt at or 503-267-1930

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