April 11 – May 28, 2014
“Current Student Work” showcases furniture and decorative objects created by participants in the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship’s flagship course, the Nine-Month Comprehensive. The students who are presently enrolled come from a wide array of backgrounds and experience, including financial management, architecture, ranching, military service and industrial design. For many, this exhibition is the first opportunity to see their work in a professional setting. Student Services Manager Dorrie Higbee, who works with the students on a daily basis, says, “What these students have accomplished in so short a time is simply inspiring.”
Exhibitors in “Current Student Work” are Paul Andrews from Ontario, Ted Bryant from Virginia, Kevin Chen from California, Emily Deutchman from New York, Cody Farmer from Oklahoma, Jen Harvie-Watt from California, Randall Howell from Virginia, RD Johnson from Oregon, Carsten Oksen from Denmark, Tom Pietraszek from Rhode Island, and Jim Zink from New Hampshire.
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. Students complete eleven sequential projects that take them from woodworking fundamentals through the fine points of design and craftsmanship. The Lead Instructor for the course is Aled Lewis, a highly respected furniture maker from the U.K. Lewis is joined by twelve co-teachers who are experts in areas such as casework, finishing, carving, drawing, bending, veneering, and chair making.