SATURDAY 30 April - 1 to 4pm
SUNDAY 1 May - 1 to 4pm
MONDAY 2 May - tbc

$ 90 per person (includes Expo day ticket)

  • minimum age 16 years
  • classes limited to 12 people
  • wear comfortable work clothes & enclosed shoes
  • all tool and materials supplied 
  • all timbers used are recycled/reclaimed/salvaged material in accordance with Maleny Wood Expo guidelines

Venue:  Site 22 on the verandah of the SES Pavilion 

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:  Get hands-on with bending timber - working with steam and lamination to shape wood into furniture parts and sculptural forms. Bending offers woodworkers opportunities to make stable and strongly curved forms from timber, and has considerable environmental benefits


ABOUT ROSS:  Ross is a studio furniture maker, well known for his chairs, who is branching out through wood art to larger multi-media sculptural pieces. His work investigates the partnerships that become possible in the making with natural materials and ways to express the many more-than-human creative practices in the world.

Birdsong becomes furniture, wood grain becomes block prints, leaves become copper sculptures; the politics of humanity rewoven into the ecology of the earth. 

Ross, a master craftsman, has taught wood bending at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in the USA, to Indonesian Forest Product Researchers, to university design students, and to woodworkers from all around Australia.

To learn more about Ross and taste of the magic of steam bending visit