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Details & Joinery Focus Tour

Details and Joinery: A Craftsman's Tour of The Gamble House(about this photo)

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Over 100 years ago a team of gifted craftsmen labored for 11 months to create The Gamble House. Inspired by the designs of Pasadena architects Charles and Henry Greene, the craftsman contractors led by John and Peter Hall, Scandinavian woodworkers, cut, turned, joined, carved, and hand-rubbed 17 species of wood into the House and furnishings that today are recognized as one of the greatest achievements in American architecture and craftsmanship.

Tour Guide: Jim Ipekjian

Contemporary woodworker Jim Ipekjian has studied the art and craft of the Greenes and the Halls for more than 20 years, and has an intimate knowledge of how their works were created. Mr. Ipekjian's Details & Joinery tour reveals from a craftsman's point of view how The Gamble House was crafted. He discusses why particular woods were chosen, explains joinery techniques, and explores the thinking and collaboration that led to the actual craftsmanship. He examines details of the house and furniture, and reveals the intricacies of inlay, metal work and art glass created especially for the House. Mr. Ipekjian also shares his passion and wonder for the exquisite work created by these master architects and craftsmen.

This 3-hour tour is limited to a group of 10.

2014 Details & Joinery Tour Schedule

January 11 Saturday 8:45am
February 22 Saturday 8:45am
March 15 Saturday 8:45am
April 19 Saturday 8:45am
May 17 Saturday 8:45am
June 21 Saturday 8:45am
July 19 Saturday 8:45am
August 30 Saturday 8:45am
September 20 Saturday 8:45am
October 18 Saturday 8:45am
November 22 Saturday 8:45am
December 6 Saturday 8:45am

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Admission is $80 per person. Tickets must be purchased in advance*. *An additional $2 surcharge will apply.

For more information or to purchase by phone, call Zerve at (855) 249-1157.


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4 Westmoreland Place
Pasadena CA 91103

tel. (626) 793-3334

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Charles and Henry Greene’s 1908 masterpiece of the American Arts and Crafts movement

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