Bio

Furniture maker Darryl Dieckman is interested in reinterpreting iconic designs from the past in beautiful woods and adapting their function for everyday use.  Born and raised in Ohio with a 25-year career in technology, Darryl is now a recovering software engineer living in Northern California.  His passion for fine woodworking blossomed in 2010 when he began attending classes at Marc Adams Woodworking School in Indiana with his father during annual Father’s Day visits to the Midwest.  Then a spiritual experience building large scale art at the Burning Man festival emboldened the pursuit of a new career path.  In 2016, it was his good fortune to be invited to attend the Fine Furniture program at the College of the Redwoods.  His recent work exhibits an attention to detail and exacting hand work that are hallmarks of the program.  Darryl hopes to continue this tradition after completing the program in May 2018.

Education

2018 Fine Woodworking Program, The Krenov School, Fort Bragg, CA
2017 Fine Woodworking Program, College of the Redwoods, Fort Bragg, CA
2016 Furniture Design, DeAnza College, Cupertino, CA
2016 Woodworking II, Palo Alto Adult School, Palo Alto, CA
2016 Woodworking I, Palo Alto Adult School, Palo Alto, CA
2012 Chris Gochnour Workshop, Marc Adams School of Woodworking, Franklin, IN
2011 Chris Gochnour Workshop, Marc Adams School of Woodworking, Franklin, IN
2010 Basic Cabinet Making, Marc Adams School of Woodworking, Franklin, IN
2010 Introduction to Steel Sculpture, River City Works, Cincinnati, OH
1997 Sculpture/Foundry, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
1993 B.S., University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Public Installations

2018 Worm Watch, a collaboration with South Bay Arts Collective at the Burning Man festival, Black Rock City, NV
2017 Deus Ex Machina, a collaboration with South Bay Arts Collective at the Burning Man festival, Black Rock City, NV
2015 Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow, a collaboration with South Bay Arts Collective at the Burning Man festival, Black Rock City, NV
2014 Occidental Oasis, a collaboration with South Bay Arts Collective at the Burning Man festival, Black Rock City, NV