Our Nine-Month Comprehensive students have just returned from CraftBoston Spring, where they exhibited their work alongside that of nearly 90 other craftspeople.
This show is a great occasion for students to learn the ins and outs of tradeshow sales, as they have the opportunity to participate in all levels of preparation and on-site management. Preparation for the show included the design and construction of our display booth. Below, class assistant Devin Yaeger and student Adam Howell put the finishing touches on the framework. Instructor Aled Lewis designed the layout of the booth through careful consideration of scale models.
This year’s CraftBoston Spring was held in the historic Cyclorama venue, in Boston’s trendy South End neighborhood.
School director Peter Korn and lead instructor Aled Lewis seem to approve of the display! They were also glad to see some familiar faces, as some fellow vendors had connections to the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. Below, former instructor Eben Blaney traveled to Boston from Maine to display his latest work, and former Nine-Month Student Jesse Shaw exhibited a collection of lighting and home accent pieces.
Below is a sneak peek of some of the pieces that were on display over the weekend. If you missed the CFC booth at CraftBoston, make sure to join us in Rockport for the Current Student Work show, from April 28th to May 31st.
Pua Side Table by Evan Boyle.
Waltz #3 by Dean Babin (left) and Kumiko Credenza by Adam Howell (right).
Suspension Table by Stephanie Lunieski.
Freo Chair by former Nine-Month student Jeremy Porter (left) , and Frenchy by Claire Scully (right).
Geneva by Margaret Saca.
Indigo Tray Table by former Nine-Month student Heide Martin.
Occasional Table by Joe Brown (left), and Ash Storage Piece by Brett Mahan (right).
The last shift manning the booth on Sunday evening: Claire, Adam, Stephanie, and Dean are all feeling a bit exhausted, relieved, and proud of what they have accomplished. Nice work, everyone!