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Davej Friesen

Blacksmith in Vancouver Island

Old Into New

PRESENTED ON JUL 20, 2013
IN NISHINOMIYA @ VOL 17

Dave Friesen wants to create "future antiques." He takes us on a step-by-step journey on how he breathes new life into discarded materials by creating new and useful works of art. He lets us deeper into his creative process by showing us before and after images of his work.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 23, 2013.

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The Tools of Visualization

BY THOMAS ROBBJENS
@ VOL 101 ON MAR 27, 2013

The way we interact in the digital world is changing. These changes have had a great effect on the way we live and in how we consume media. Visualization has played a great part in these changes and that has led to very interesting new tools. Thomas Robbjens' presentation is about these tools, as well as tools to come. 

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Sign Painting: Craft or Design?

BY ALARIC GARNIER
@ VOL 9 ON AUG 01, 2013

Sign painter and typography designer Alaric Garnier discusses his research around the vernacular of lettering via the publications he's designed as well as his work on the May Gallery visual identity. He speaks about his struggle to define his work as that of craft or design, and the conclusions he's arrived at. 

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Old Weird America

BY JOHNNY DILKS
@ VOL 16 ON APR 08, 2015

Musician Johnny Dicks share with us how all his hobbies and passions from his past, from fishing as a child, to studying fine art, to a fortuitous trip to a record store has converged to lead him to what he is currently passionate about and doing, restoring antique American furniture and then some.

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Old, New, Tourist Beacon; Bridging the Divide

BY ALI MUHAMMAD
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 16, 2015

Ali Muhammad, a Beacon City Councilmember Elect, adresses the divide between "Old" and "New" Beacon. Beacon, NY has seen a lot of rapid changes in the past few years, and while most agree it's for the better, Ali uses this opportunity to address the fact that divisions exist within our small but mighty city. How we move forward is a choice everyone who lives in Beacon must make.

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Old Traditions...New Ideas...Bring Rebirth!

BY ROB GROW
@ VOL 1 ON JUN 26, 2015

Rob Grow shares the story of the Pomfret Club's role in the history of Easton, and the club's vision for the future.

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My Old Flame... Throwers

BY SUEZY PROCTOR
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 30, 2017

Suezy Proctor delighted the crowd with her peculiar interest and her adept presentation skills. Flame Throwers! This is certainly a first for PechaKucha Nights everywhere!

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Art From the Core of Earth

BY JEFFREY FUNK
@ VOL 5 ON JUL 19, 2018

Humans have been forging tools and art from metals for nearly all of recorded history. Jeffrey Funk has also been working his trade for at least a couple of those decades and has a philosophical approach to the craft of blacksmithing in the modern world. Funk derives inspiration from the sheer power of raw earth and the ability to use heat, pressure and patience to create his work. 

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The Blacksmith

BY JOHN HUFFSTUTTER
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 26, 2018

John Huffstutter presents blacksmithing history and some of his amazing works.

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Founders Club - Old School Solution

BY DANE CHECOLINSKI
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 07, 2018

Learn from Dane Checolinski how an old dorm was turned into a new place to live.