REED HAYDEN was introduced to boats at the age of 12 when he got his first summer job on the Hyannis, Massachusetts, waterfront. He earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from the University of Massachusetts and settled in the seaside town of Sandwich where he was a leading woodcarver. In 2000 Reed started his own successful sign-carving business while he was working part-time at Ballentine’s Boat Shop in Cataumet. It was at this boatyard where he became interested in boatbuilding. In 2003 he and his family headed up to Maine where he joined the crew at The Hinckley Company. These days Reed keeps busy working as a carpenter at Brooklin Boat Yard and doing custom commercial and residential signwork at his own shop in Surry.
Materials: Determined based on project
Note: This is a five-day course ending Friday evening.
This week is designed for those individuals who have previously taken Reed’s introductory course or a similar woodcarving course and have gained considerable carving experience. The main class project will be a 2’ stylized dolphin of Reed’s design. Three-dimensional carving, profile relief carving, carving a logo, rope border, small figurehead, or stern eagle are some examples of the work that will be covered. Students are also encouraged to bring any of their own carving projects they may want to work on.