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.
2017 DETAILS & JOINERY TOUR SCHEDULE
DAY OF THE WEEK
September 23, 2017
October 28, 2017
Note: This tour will be led by a special Details & Joinery docent. Jim Ipekjian will not be leading this tour.
November 18, 2017
December 16, 2017
2018 tour dates coming soon!22
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.
For more information or to purchase by phone, call ACME Ticketing at (844) 325-0812.