June 17th (3rd Thursday)
Our program on June 17, titled "Confessions of a Tool Junkie", will start at 6:30 pm at Leonidas Kyriakopoulos' shop located at 1800 Ferry Point, Building 14, Alameda Point, Alameda.
Born in Greece, Kyriakopoulos grew up in Great Falls, Montana where his family emigrated when he was three. His BA in Applied Art from Montana State University led to an early career in ceramics, for which he received numerous awards, including an NEA Fellowship to the Archie Bray Foundation. His works have been featured in Ceramics Monthly, Crafts Horizons and other national publications.
Since then, his work has expanded to wood and metal, with an emphasis on sculptural furnishings --- one of a kind originals, custom commissions and limited editions. He also creates and constructs custom-designed brick, wood-burning bake and BBQ ovens, grills and rotisseries for fine restaurants and private clients. His wood shop is near legendary for its quality and quantity of woodworking machines (some old behemoths, is his own words). His talk will focus on the link between his 30 year quest for machinery and his ever-expanding repertoire of woodworking skills.
1800 Ferry Point, Building 14
From Highway 880 in Oakland, take the Webster Street tube to Alameda. After exiting the tube, take a right on Atlantic. Go straight ahead. It turns into West Atlantic. Proceed straight ahead on West Atlantic until you reach the bay. Go left on Ferry Point. At the end of the steel building go 200 feet and turn left to #1800. On the right you will see two large dust collectors. Go into the door next to the tan collector.