Ottawa furniture maker Jacques Breau got an early introduction to woodworking from his father, and to creating art from his mother, a seamstress. After university, he studied at the Silva Bay Shipyard School and the Inside Passage School of Fine Woodworking, both in British Columbia. One of Breau’s favorite projects is a small Japanese-style box from some very special eastern hard maple. The wood came from the family farm when land was cleared to make way for the Trans-Canada Highway, and had been air-drying for decades.
July 30, 2014