Gil Arad’s Japanese inspired screen

Gil Arad (pronounced as 'Geal') is an Israeli woodworker. He recently finished building a Japanese inspired single-panel screen made from cyprus, cedar, and handmade rice paper. The piece is accented with a beautiful bamboo branch that serves as its focal point. I really like how Gil shaped the feet of the piece. He created diagonal facets that soften the necessary heft of this structure, allowing it to look lighter and more interesting. 


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Yoav Liberman

About Yoav Liberman

Yoav S. Liberman is a woodworker and a teacher. His pieces have been featured in several woodworking books, most recently in Robin Wood’s CORES Recycled. Yoav teaches woodworking at the Rudolf Steiner School in Manhattan, and also frequently guest teaches in craft schools across the country.  Between 2003 and 2011 Yoav  headed the woodworking program at Harvard University's Eliot House. Yoav’s articles have appeared in American Woodworker and Woodwork Magazine. He frequently contributes woodworking web content to a number of digital publications   Yoav has a degree in architecture and later held two competitive residency programs: at The Worcester Center for Crafts in Massachusetts, and the Windgate Foundation Fellowship at Purchase College, New York. He lives in Chestnut Ridge NY.