June 10 – September 14, 2016

“New Work by Faculty,” an exhibition of furniture, turned objects, carving, and sculpture in wood, has opened for the summer at the Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport. The exhibition runs through September 14th, 2016.

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

International exhibitors in “New Work by Faculty” include: Adrian Ferrazzutti (Canada), Aled Lewis (Wales), and Chris Pye (England). Exhibitors from across the U.S.A. include: Dixie Biggs (Gainsville, FL), Elia Bizzarri (Hilsboro, NC), Jim Christiansen (Moscow, ID), Chance Coalter (San Diego, CA), Asher Rodriguez-Dunn (Rumford, RI), Ray Finan (Arlington, VT), Garrett Hack (Thetford Center, VT), Reed Hansuld (Brooklyn, NY), Stephen Hatcher (Olympia, WA), Beth Ireland (Roslindale, MA), Clark Kellogg (Houston, TX), Yuri Kobayashi (Camden, ME), Mary May (Johns Island, SC), Jim Sannerud (Saint Paul, MN), Peter Shepard (Harvard, MA), Kagen Sound (Denver, CO) and Rich Tannen (Bloomfield, NY). Participants from Maine include: Stephen Gleasner (Appleton), Jim Macdonald (Burnham), Mac Ray (Damariscotta), Brian Reid (Rockland), Kevin Rodel (Brunswick), Adam Rogers (Auburn), and Tim Rousseau (Appleton).

Dixie Biggs|Gainsville, Florida. Sakura, 2014. Cherry, pyrography & watercolor pigment, Krylon matte finish. $1,400. 6" x 11" x 5.5".

Dixie Biggs

Elia Bizzarri|Hilsboro, North Carolina. Loob-back Side Chair, 2015. Maple,pine, oak, milk paint, shellac. $1,000. 36" x 20" x 20".

Elia Bizzarri

Jim Christiansen|Moscow, Idaho. Joy, 2016. Cherry, acrylic paint, poly varnish. $1,600. 1" x 14" dia.

Jim Christiansen

Chance Coalter|San Diego, California. Droplet, 2015. Hard maple, conversion varnish. $1,600. 18" x 14" dia.

Chance Coalter

Asher Rodiguez-Dunn|Rumford, RI. Kingstown Barstool, 2016. Walnut, oil finish. $1,250. 30" tall.

Asher Rodriguez-Dunn

Asher Rodiguez-Dunn|Rumford, RI. Coventry Stool, 2016. White oak, oil finish. $670. 17" tall.

Asher Rodriguez-Dunn

Adrian Ferrazzutti|Guelph, ON. End Table, 2014. Walnut, Danish oil, lacquer. NFS. 24" x 24".

Adrian Ferrazzutti

Ray Finan|Arlington, Vermont. Display Shelf, 2016. Ash, water-based poly finish. $2,200. 37.5” x 35.75” x 8.5”

Ray Finan

Garrett Hack|Thetford Center, Vermont. Standby, 2016. Douglas fir, cherry, Brazilian tulip, aspen, ebony, Engleman spruce, shellac. $1,900. 26.5" x 20" x 13.75".

Garrett Hack

Reed Hansuld|Brooklyn, New York. Valet Chair, 2015. Walnut, brass, leather, oil finish. $6,500. 38" x 20" x 18.5".

Reed Hansuld

Stephen Hatcher|Olympia, Washington. Spring Tea, 2016. Maple, ebony, minerals, dyes, lacquer. $2,500. 6" x 6.25" x 3".

Stephen Hatcher

Beth Ireland|Roslindale, Massachusetts. Strumpet, 2016. Cherry, douglas fir, aspen, red cedar, rosewood, ebony, holly, paint. $1,300. 26.5" x 19" x12".

Beth Ireland

Mark Juliana|Rockland, Maine. Small Box & Tray w/3 Boxes, 2016. Materials (mixed) reclaimed from CFC waste system.

Mark Juliana

Clark Kellogg|Houston, Texas. Desktop Safe, 2016. Kwila, Port Orford cedar, shop-made brass hardware. NFS. 6" x 9" x 7".

Clark Kellogg

Yuri Kobayashi|Westport Point, Massachusetts. 粋 -Sui- , 2016. Mahogany, holly. $2,000. 57" x 7".

Yuri Kobayashi

Aled Lewis|Machynlleth, Wales. Herdwick Bench, 2016. Oak, ash. $2800 each, $7500 for 3. 17" x 42" x 16".

Aled Lewis

James Macdonald|Burnham, Maine. Nocturne: Made Hay, Sun Shone, 2016. Smoked eucalyptus, smoked poplar, torrified red oak, wenge, ash, oil finish. $1,400. 20" x 20" x 2".

James Macdonald

Mary May|Johns Island, South Carolina. Gabriel, 2015. Mahogany, shellac. NFS. 11" x 7.5" x 3".

Mary May

Julie Morringello|Stonington, Maine. Kiwi Pendant Light, 2015. FSC certified specialty maple veneer, acrylic diffuser, electrical components. $450. 19" x 16" dia.

Julie Morringello

Chris Pye|Hereford, England. Gloves & Book, 2016. European oak, milk paint wash, beeswax. $2,300. 10" x 8" x 2.5".

Chris Pye

Malcolm Ray|Damariscotta, Maine. Red Mesa, 2016. Oak. $1,150. 4" x 7" dia.

Mac Ray

Brian Reid|Rockland, Maine. Flower Power Redux, 2012. Maple, milk paint, varnish, knoll fabric. $3,800. 21" x 48" x 19".

Brian Reid

Kevin Rodel|Brunswick, Maine. Mayan Table & Floor Lamps, 2015. Mahogany, gold paint, linseeed oil finish, shoji plastic shade. Table-$1,800-23.5" high/Floor-$2,200-61.5" high.

Kevin Rodel

Adam Rogers|Auburn, Maine. Hancock Chair, 2015. Walnut, oil, lacquer. $2,000. 35" x 24" x 23".

Adam Rogers

Tim Rousseau|Appleton, Maine. End Tables, 2016. European beech, maple, bubinga, osmo varnish. $3,800. 25.25" x 18" x 14.25".

Tim Rousseau

Jim Sannerud|Saint Paul, MN. Untitled, 2016. Maple, milk paint, walnut oil. $250. 6" x 5" dia.

Jim Sannerud

Peter Shepard|Harvard, Massachusetts. Floor Spring Table, 2016. Curly maple, oil/varnish. $1,475. 25" x 24" x 19.25".

Peter Shepard

Kagen Sound|Denver, Colorado. Lotus Box, 2016. Walnut, maple, madrone, wenge, shellac, wax. NFS. 3.25" x 8" x 9".

Kagen Sound

Rich Tannen|Bloomfield, New York. Tray, 2013. Maple, lacquer finish. NFS. 2" x 6" x 28".

Rich Tannen