April 26 – May 29, 2024

“Current Student Work” opened at the Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine, on Friday, April 26. The exhibition, which runs through May 29, features furniture and furnishings by students in the school’s flagship Nine-month Comprehensive course.

Says Tim Rousseau, the Comprehensive’s Lead Instructor, “This year’s Nine-month students have done a brilliant job of combining the raw material of wood with their ideas, training, and passion to create objects that will be sure to delight and impress viewers.” Executive Director Matt Hoggle adds, “It is a highlight of our year to see the students’ journeys at CFC culminate in this showing of such well-crafted work as they venture forward to further influence the field and culture of wood craftsmanship and design.”

Current Comprehensive participants range in age from 18-71. Coming from backgrounds in ministry, design, carpentry, education, cabinet making, entrepreneurship, and steelwork, they include Keenan Blough from California, Shawn Bowen from Massachusetts, Garrett Burridge from Maine, Eric Carr from Virginia, DeWolf Emery from Maine, Isaac Feuerman from Pennsylvania, Bonnie Hawk from Maryland, Coleen Holden from Washington, Maren Jevremov from Arizona, Jude Moffitt from California, and Hannim Song from South Korea.

The Nine-month Comprehensive program is designed for aspiring professional furniture makers and dedicated amateurs who seek in-depth training at the highest standard of excellence. Tim Rousseau is joined for different parts of the course by co-teachers with specific expertise in casework, carving, drawing, bending, veneering, marquetry, turning, and chair making, among other skills. Instructors from Maine include Seth Bosdell, Joseph Flynn, Tanya Harsch, Mark Juliana, Jim Macdonald, Erica Moody, Philip Morley, Libby Schrum, and Valdemar Skov. Other instructors include Bruce Beeken from Vermont, John Cameron from Massachusetts, Owain Harris from New Hampshire, Beth Ireland from Florida, Aled Lewis from Wales, Adam Markowitz from Australia, and Jack Mauch from North Carolina.

Keenan Blough | Pasadena, CA. Fille de Rêve, 2024. Mahogany, pommele sapele veneer, polymerized tung oil finish. 17.5” x 36.25” x 16”. NFS.

Keenan Blough

Keenan Blough | Pasadena, CA. Hercules, 2024. Maple, koa, ash burl veneer, rosewood. 27.25" x 26.6" x 15". NFS.

Keenan Blough

Shawn Bowan | Dartmouth, MA. Happy Cabinet, 2024. Maple, cherry, Osmo and wax finish. 31.5" x 35" x 16". NFS.

Shawn Bowen

Shawn Bowen | Dartmouth, MA. Chess or Not, 2024. Cherry, maple, Osmo and wax finish. 30” x 28” dia. $4,000.

Shawn Bowen

Shawn Bowen | Dartmouth, MA. Shaker Table, 2024. Walnut, maple, Rubios and wax finish. 27” x 18” x 15”. NFS.

Shawn Bowen

Garrett Burridge | Jefferson, ME. Coffee Table with Pivoting Top, 2024. Walnut, poplar, felt, oil and shellac finish. 16” x 32” dia. $4,800.

Garrett Burridge

Garrett Burridge | Jefferson, ME. Coffee Table with Pivoting Top, 2024. Walnut, poplar, felt, oil and shellac finish. 16” x 32” dia. $4,800.

Garrett Burridge

Eric Carr | Great Falls, VA. Beehive Curio Cabinet, 2024. Cherry, maple, ebony, brass, Osmo. 28.75” x 26.75” x 13.75”. NFS.

Eric Carr

Eric Carr | Great Falls, VA. Sample Stool, 2024. Ash, ebony, Osmo. 20.25" x 19.5" x 14.5". $1,175.

Eric Carr

Eric Carr | Great Falls, VA. Koa Charcuterie Board, 2024. Koa, maple, brass, Osmo. 19.5” x 9.5” x 1.5”. $175.

Eric Carr

DeWolf Emery | 700 Acre Island, ME. Silverware Side Table, 2024. Maple, maple burl, koa pulls, Osmo. 50” x 37” x 15”. NFS.

DeWolf Emery

Isaac Feuerman | Philadelphia, PA. Coffee Table, 2024. Mahogany, lacquer finish. 18” x 36” x 17”. $1,200.

Isaac Feuerman

Isaac Feuerman | Philadelphia, PA. Charlotte’s Stool, 2024. Poplar, paint, wax finish (multiple colors and woods available). 14” x 14” x 8”. $460.

Isaac Feuerman

Bonnie Elisabeth Hawk | Frederick, MD. Window Swing, 2024. Ash, hand-woven wool, cotton rope, oil and wax finish. 56” x 48” x 24”. NFS.

Bonnie Hawk

Bonnie Hawk | Frederick, MD. e.t.c. Dresser, 2024. Ash, pear, oil and wax finish. 44" x 27" x 12". NFS.

Bonnie Hawk

Coleen Holden | Seattle, WA. Echoes of Austerity, 2024. Ash, Osmo. 27.5” x 17.5” x 15.5”. NFS.

Coleen Holden

Coleen Holden | Seattle, WA. fruit_loop_v4, 2024. Walnut, brass, Osmo. 8” x 14” x 10.25”. NFS.

Coleen Holden

Maren Jevremov | Elizaville, NY. Culvert004, 2024. Cherry, oil finish. 17” x 42” x 22.5”. $4,650.

Maren Jevremov

Maren Jevremov | Elizaville, NY. Forti001, 2024. Ebonized ash. 13.75” x 26.5” x 7.5”. NFS.

Maren Jevremov

Jude Moffitt | Santa Barbara, CA. Entryway Table, 2024. Maple, oil and wax finish. 26” x 40” x 16”. NFS.

Jude Moffitt

Hannim Song | Jeju, South Korea. Casepiece for a Journal and a Pen, 2024. Walnut, brass hardware, oil and wax finish. 28” x 9.5” x 12”. $2,800.

Hannim Song

Hannim Song | Jeju, South Korea. Wallflower, 2024. Figured cherry veneer, shellac and wax finish. 23.5” dia. $930.

Hannim Song