seminar and workshop: December 1, 2017

IDCED: 2.5 General | AIBC: 2.5 Non Core

BC Wood is pleased to partner with Live Edge Design to offer a unique interactive seminar and workshop around the oneTree exhibition.

The oneTree exhibit project on display at the Bateman Centre in Victoria illustrates the fascinating interrelationship between art and nature by celebrating the past, present, and future of one particular Walnut Tree by salvaging its wood, making functional art from it, and recording the creative process. Intimacy with the life of this oneTree will enhance our relationship with nature as a whole.


53 artisans have come together to
give one, 100 year old walnut tree new life

Increased knowledge of wood—from how it is dried to maintaining its finish–will provide a foundation to designers and architects who wish to incorporate wood into their projects. This session will provide attendees the tools they need to assess ‘quality’ in wood design and production and an informed appreciation of the benefits of BC wood species and how to apply this knowledge.


  • Understand wood species—their aesthetics and requirements
  • Learn to discern “quality” in the design and production of wood furniture
  • Understand the process of producing high-quality slab furniture, from tree to table
  • Learn more about the benefits of using local wood products



Friday Dec 1st


5:00 – 8:00pm


$20 payment secures your spot and includes entrance to the Bateman Gallery and the oneTree exhibit.


The Bateman Centre, 470 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1W9


Please RSVP by November 28th, 2017 to or call (250) 748-0763.


5:00 – 5:30pm:

Design Bites: Gather and enjoy refreshments while perusing the OneTree exhibit

5:30 – 6:30pm:

Designing with Wood: The importance of artisan woodwork and the history of “oneTree” Roy Manion, John Lore, Stéfane Dimopoulos and Ken Guenter

6.30 – 8:00pm:

Design Quality Showcase Interactive Workshop: John Lore, Donna Shaw, Amber Marsh and Katie McIlveen