Woodworkers Guild of America is celebrating National Woodworking month by featuring talented woodworkers in LIVE interviews and offering a free beginner video series. Sharpen your skills by watching our top woodworking videos and learn from the experts during special LIVE Q&A’s every Thursday in April.
Join us on Thursday, April 29th at 4:00 PM CT as George Vondriska interviews Ramon Valdez. Ramon’s creations are primarily one-of-a-kind pieces feature in galleries, exhibitions, and in the homes and offices of private clients. These works of art are primarily contemporary – always drawing inspiration from nature’s graceful lines and gentle curves. Future heirlooms are created utilizing many exotic species of wood from around the world. Beautiful exotics, combined with domestic species are distinctive to Ramon Valdez Fine Furniture.
In 2005, Ramon had the privilege to study under Craig Vandall Stevens, a well-known marquetarian, furniture builder, and teacher. In 2007, he had the opportunity to study furniture design with Michael C. Fortune at Anderson Ranch in Aspen, Colorado. In 2012, he returned to Anderson Ranch once again to immerse himself in the Art of Marquetry, learning new and unique techniques from a world renowned master of the craft, Silas Kopf. “The knowledge and experience that I received from these artists inspired me to approach my craft with a new found passion, always creating the highest caliber pieces with premium craftsmanship!”
Ramon creates custom, contemporary furniture in his shop located in Northern New Mexico. He builds both commissioned pieces for clients and speculative pieces for galleries, working with interior decorators and designers. Ramon loves collaborating with clients to create a piece that is not only functional, but of course beautiful and built to stand the test of time.
Thursday, April 15th at 4:00 PM CT – Interview with Anne Briggs
Thursday, April 22nd at 4:00 PM CT – Q&A with George Vondriska
Thursday, April 29th at 4:00 PM CT – Interview with Ramon Valdez