June 14 – September 11, 2024

The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship’s yearly exhibition New Work by Faculty opened for the summer on Friday, June 14th  at the school’s Messler Gallery. The 29 woodworkers, designers, and artists represented are leaders in the fields of furniture making and design, wood turning, marquetry, and carving. The exhibition runs through September 11, 2024.

From the exquisitely veneered tri-panel-screen by John Cameron, to the lyrical bent wood lamps by Yuri Kobayashi, to the masterfully carved hanging cocoon by John Bryan, the items on display represent contemporary wood craftsmanship at its best. “This work beautifully exhibits our instructors’ breadth of talent and deep expertise in design and construction of furniture and furnishings. The diversity of objects in this show will surely delight our visitors as we welcome members of the community come see the work and celebrate these fabulous makers,” says Executive Director Matt Hoggle.

All 29 makers represented in the exhibition are current-year instructors at the Center. They come from as far away as Spain and Wales, and as close by as Camden, Rockland, and Waldoboro, Maine. Their work is exceptionally diverse, as befits a school whose teaching philosophy encourages each student to find their own creative voice.

International exhibitors in “New Work by Faculty” include: Adrian Ferrazzutti (Canada), Aled Lewis (Wales), and Israel Martin (Spain). Exhibitors from across the U.S. include: Bruce Beeken, of Beeken Parsons (Shelburne, VT), John Cameron (Gloucester, MA), Rob Chamberlin (Kalamazoo, MI), Vivian Chiu (Henrico, VA), Erik Curtis (Philadelphia, PA), Aspen Golann (Rollinsford, NH), Garrett Hack (Thetford Center, VT), Reed Hansuld (Brooklyn, NY), Larissa Huff (Philadelphia, PA), Beth Ireland (St. Petersburg, FL), Patrick Kana (Dedham, MA), Jack Mauch (Spruce Pine, NC), Matt Monaco (Springfield, MO), Jomo Tariku (Springfield, VA), Curt Theobald (Pine Bluffs, WY), and Chelsea Witt (Cinnaminson, NJ). Participants from Maine include: John Bryan (North Yarmouth), Aaron Fedarko (Camden), Andy Glenn (Waldoboro), Yuri Kobayashi (Thomaston), James Macdonald (Burnham), Erica Moody (Waldoboro), Philip Morley (Spruce Head), Mac Ray (Damariscotta), Libby Schrum (Camden), and Ken Wise (Brunswick).

Beeken Parsons | Shelburne, VT. Stool, 2024. Hickory, Danish crossing, botanical tung oil. 24” x 18.5” x 15.5". $3,000.

Bruce Beeken of Beeken Parsons

John Bryan | North Yarmouth, ME. Chrysalis Vessel, 2019. Cherry, oil finish. 18” x 7” x 8”. NFS.

John Bryan

John Cameron | Gloucester, MA. Folding Landscape II, 2024. European walnut, Queensland walnut, torrified maple, Claro walnut, American walnut, brass, stainless steel, shellac and wax finish. 70” x 60” x 1.75”. $20,000.

John Cameron

Rob Chamberlin | Kalamazoo, MI. Party Bowl, 2024. Curly white oak, holly, shellac, wax. 11” x 11” x 3.25”. $411.

Rob Chamberlin

Vivian Chiu | Henrico, VA. Pagoda, 2023. Poplar. 40” x 7.5” x 7.5”. $4,800.

Vivian Chiu

Erik Curtis | Philadelphia, PA. Done Is Better Than Perfect, 2024. English walnut, English sycamore, Douglas fir, brass, oil finish. 27” x 9” x 6”. $4,300.

Erik Curtis

Erik Curtis | Philadelphia, PA. Done Is Better Than Perfect, 2024. English walnut, English sycamore, Douglas fir, brass, oil finish. 27” x 9” x 6”. $4,300.

Erik Curtis

Aaron Fedarko | Camden, ME. Amigo Bar Stool, 2024. Walnut, cherry, polyurethane. 40.5” x 18” x 20”. NFS.

Aaron Fedarko

Aaron Fedarko | Camden, ME. Amigo Bar Stool, 2024. Walnut, cherry, polyurethane. 40.5” x 18” x 20”. NFS.

Aaron Fedarko

Adrian Ferrazzutti | Guelph, ON. Veneered Box, 2024. Walnut, Alaskan yellow cedar, Swiss pear, ebony. 8.5” x 8.5” x 3.75. $1,500.

Adrian Ferrazzutti

Andy Glenn | Waldoboro, ME. Lounge Chair, 2023. Red oak, hickory bark, oil shellac, wax. 36.5” x 24.5” x 21”. NFS.

Andy Glenn

Andy Glenn | Waldoboro, ME. Lounge Chair, 2023. Red oak, hickory bark, oil shellac, wax. 36.5” x 24.5” x 21”. NFS.

Andy Glenn

Aspen Golann | Rollinsford, NH. 3 Seater, 2024. Cherry. 27” x 39” x 19”. $8,000.

Aspen Golann

Garrett Hack | Thetford Center, VT. Before Columbus, 2024. Douglas fir, yellow cedar, Engleman spruce, ebony, holly, pear, Macassar ebony, faux lapis lazuli, silver. 15.5” x 9” x 4.5”. $6,200.

Garrett Hack

Garrett Hack | Thetford Center, VT. Before Columbus, 2024. Douglas fir, yellow cedar, Engleman spruce, ebony, holly, pear, Macassar ebony, faux lapis lazuli, silver. 15.5” x 9” x 4.5”. $6,200.

Garrett Hack

Larissa Huff | Philadelphia, PA. Mature For Her Age, 2024. Walnut, maple, brass, paint, LED lights, polyurethane. 25.5” x 23” x 7”. NFS.

Larissa Huff

Larissa Huff | Philadelphia, PA. Mature For Her Age, 2024. Walnut, maple, brass, paint, LED lights, polyurethane. 25.5” x 23” x 7”. NFS.

Larissa Huff

Beth Ireland | Saint Petersburg, FL. Measure Twice/Cut Once, 2024. Silver birch, basswood, sterling silver, holly, BFK Rives paper, Akua ink, graphite. 10” x 21” x 12”. $3,800.

Beth Ireland

Beth Ireland | Saint Petersburg, FL. Measure Twice/Cut Once, 2024. Silver birch, basswood, sterling silver, holly, BFK Rives paper, Akua ink, graphite. 10” x 21” x 12”. $3,800.

Beth Ireland

Patrick Kana | Dedham, MA. Palea Chair, 2014. Walnut, oil varnish, wool. 32” x 18” x 22”. NFS.

Patrick Kana

Yuri Kobayashi | Camden, ME. Scribblr Lamps, 2024. Ash, oil, aluminum, LED light. Approx. 12-15” x 8-12” x 4-7”. $750 each.

Yuri Kobayashi

Aled Lewis | Machynlleth, Wales. Bench, 2024. Ash, 18" x 53" x 13". $6380.

Aled Lewis

Aled Lewis | Machynlleth, Wales. Colfen, 2023. Ash. 69” x 18” x 18”. $3,125.

Aled Lewis

James Macdonald | Burnham, ME. Goldsworthying, 2024. Assorted dyed and natural veneer, curly maple background on MDF, water based guitar finish. 18” dia. $1,600.

James Macdonald

Israel Martin | Cantabria, Spain. Maple Jewelry Cabinet, 2024. Maple, European sycamore, European walnut, pine, ebony, brass, shellac. 15.5” x 9.75” x 4”. $1,625.

Israel Martin

Israel Martin | Cantabria, Spain. Maple Jewelry Cabinet, 2024. Maple, European sycamore, European walnut, pine, ebony, brass, shellac. 15.5” x 9.75” x 4”. $1,625.

Israel Martin

Jack Mauch | Spruce Pine, NC. Pentagon Bowl, 2024. Cork, sand-shaded butternut veneer, paint, shellac and wax finish. 4” x 17” x 17”. $3,200.

Jack Mauch

Jack Mauch | Spruce Pine, NC. Oval Bowl 1, 2024. Poplar, butternut veneer, paint, oil and wax finish. 2” x 11.5” x 7”. $700.

Jack Mauch

Jack Mauch | Spruce Pine, NC. Oval Bowl 2, 2024. Poplar, walnut veneer, paint, oil and wax finish. 2” x 11.5” x 7”. $700.

Jack Mauch

Matt Monaco | Springfield, MO. Assorted turnings, 2024. Black cherry, black walnut, Osage orange, figured maple, red elm, basswood. NFS.

Matt Monaco

Erica Moody | Waldoboro, ME. Assorted utensils, 2024. All made to order. Please inquire for pricing.

Erica Moody

Philip Morley | Spruce Head, ME. Record Console, 2024. Walnut, varnish. 32” x 20.5” x 19”. $6,400.

Philip Morley

Malcolm Ray | Damariscotta, ME. Burl-esque, 2024. Cherry burl, oil. 5” x 8” dia. $350.

Mac Ray

Libby Schrum | Camden, ME. Long Tall Shaker, 2024. Ash, Shaker tape, Osmo. 9’ x 19” x 16”. NFS.

Libby Schrum

Place holder

Jomo Tariku

Curt Theobald | Pine Bluffs, WY. Rhapsody in Blue, 2024. Dyed blue veneers, holly veneer, silver metal leaf, waterborne polyurethane. 6.25” x 2.25” dia. $950.

Curt Theobald

Ken Wise | Brunswick, ME. Trout, 2024. Yellow birch, wood bowl finish. 7” x 18” x 1”. $600.

Ken Wise

Chelsea Witt | Cinnaminson, NJ Coffee Stained, 2022 Ash, India ink. 15” x 22” x 40”. $3,200.

Chelsea Witt