Creative Craftsmanship

BRIAN REID Dragonfly Tansu, 2016, fumed white oak, English bog oak, and maple, 28” x 48” x 14”
JERRY KERMODE Stitched Box Elder, 2016, box elder burl, red spalting, bark, and walnut, 6 3/4” x 10 1/2” x 9 1/4”
OWAIN HARRIS Escape Velocity, 2017, walnut, fumed eucalyptus, holly, and dyed veneers, 33” x 46” x 19 1/2”
JONATHAN BROWER Aquidneck Accent Table, 2017, curly maple and teak, 31” x 23 1/2” x 15.5”
LINDEN FREDERICK Violin, 2017, maple, spruce, ebony, and metal, 23 3/4” x 8 1/4” x 3 3/4”
JIM MACDONALD Tribute to West 48th Street, 2016, Honduran mahogany, Macassar ebony, assorted burl veneers, and guitar components, 39” x 13” x 2”
KRISTIN LEVIER Maine Spring Spoon, 2018, compressed maple, acrylic paint, and magnets, 19” x 4” x 4”

The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship’s New Work by Faculty exhibition features master woodworkers with an eye for detail

In conjunction with the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship’s 25th anniversary exhibition, its annual New Work by Faculty show will be taking place throughout the summer. The exhibition will feature the work of woodworkers, designers, and artists who teach at the center. Located in Rockport, the nonprofit school offers furniture-making and woodworking classes year-round.

The show will feature work from instructors from the United Kingdom and Australia as well as from Camden and Rockland and many places in between. All the artists are considered international leaders in the fields of furniture making and design, wood turning, marquetry, carving, and fine art.

“As we celebrate the center’s 25th year, the summer faculty show highlights the ongoing vitality of design and craftsmanship in wood,” says the center’s director, Peter Korn. “A new generation of makers has clearly found its voice and easily shares the floor with internationally renowned woodworkers who have been the backbone of our faculty for decades.”

The varied pieces include musical instruments, tables, boxes, bowls, and an elegant long-handled spoon, each of which was crafted from multiple types of wood. According to Korn, the show “is a testament to what can be achieved when impeccable technical skills are applied to sustained aesthetic exploration.”

The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship’s New Work by Faculty show will be on display at the center’s Messler Gallery in Rockport from June 15 to September 12. On the following pages, MH+D provides a preview of the exhibition.