September 21, 2018 – January 2, 2019

A juried exhibition of work by former scholarship and fellowship awardees of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship opened at the Messler Gallery in Rockport, Maine, on Friday, September 21.

The 21 pieces on display are a testament to the value of scholarships and fellowships in nurturing creative growth and technical accomplishment.  Monica Raymond, a Vermont woodworker who received a Fellowship after taking the Center’s Nine-month Comprehensive course in 2011-12, was awarded “Jurors’ Best in Show” for her mitten chest crafted from quartersawn oak and walnut. Reflecting on her experience at the Center Raymond says, “My time at the school and the friendships I made have been life-changing. I came to understand the meaning of creativity and craft while learning to make beautiful furniture.”

Jurors for the exhibition are the Center’s Lead Instructors: Aled Lewis (Machynlleth, Wales) who heads the Nine-month Comprehensive program; Aaron Fedarko (Camden, ME), Brian Reid (Rockland, ME), and Tim Rousseau (Appleton, ME), who teach three-month Furniture Intensives; and Beth Ireland (St. Petersburg, FL), who leads the eight-week Turning Intensive.

Exhibitors include professional and avocational woodworkers from across the U.S. and abroad. They are Holly Berry (Waldoboro, ME), Mark Catalini (Pepperell, MA), Kevin Costante (Brooklyn, NY), Emily Deutchman (Easthampton, MA), Peter Fleming (Toronto, ON), Tyler Gaston (Indiana, PA), Ethan Hagenbuch (Stacy, MN), Matthew Hedgepath-Smith (Austin, TX), Garett Jacobs (Brunswick, ME), Chloris Lowe (Camp Douglas, WI), Cedric Martin (Kingston, NY), Jeffery Mazur (Toledo, OH), Brian McAlpine (Portland, ME), Isabelle Moore (Edinburgh, UK), Joseph Murphy (Madison, WI), Katherine Park (Hamden, CT), Monica Raymond (Burlington, VT), Libby Schrum (Camden, ME), Karina Steele (Camden, ME), John Tomaszewski (Wells, ME), and Christina Vincent (North Haven, ME).

Holly Berry|Waldoboro, ME. Pollinator Paisley, 2018. Basswood, shellac. NFS. 12" x 8" x 2".

Holly Berry

Mark Catalini|Pepperell, MA. Harmony Guitar Player's Chair, 2018. Curly maple, oil/varnish finish. $2,400. 31" x 20" x 15".

Mark Catalini

Kevin Costante|Brooklyn, NY. Walnut Stool, 2017. Walnut, steel, rubber, poly/oil finish. $650. 17.5" x 16.5" x 15.5".

Kevin Costante

Emily Deutchman|Easthampton, MA. Alice Chair, 2018. Ash, upholstery, arm-r-seal. $2,000. 31" x 26" x 30".

Emily Deutchman

Peter Fleming|Toronto, ON. Mark II Stool, 2017. CNC machined cherry, polymerized tung oil. NFS. 24" x 15" dia.

Peter Fleming

Tyler Gaston|Indiana, PA. Lost, 2017. Chery, copper, enamel, steel rod, milk paint. $750. 23" x 11" x 2".

Tyler Gaston

Ethan Hagenbuch|Stacy, MN. Webbed Bench, 2018. White oak, zebrawood, leather, webbing, oil. $1,500. 28" x 32" x 11".

Ethan Hagenbuch

Matthew Hedgepath-Smith|Austin, TX. Asymmetrical Coffee Table, 2017. Cedar elm, liberon oil. $1,700. 16" x 16.5" x 44.25".

Matthew Hedgepath-Smith

Garett Jacobs|Brunswick, ME. Bue, 2018. Walnut. $1,599. 28" x 52" x 18".

Garrett Jacobs

Chloris Lowe|Camp Douglas, WI. Heskehksenegi (Imagined Hand Tools), 2013. Steel, oak, brass, used motor oil, tung oil. $600/set or $200/each.

Chloris Lowe

Cedric Martin|Kingston, NY. Spectral Table, 2018. Bleached oak, handwax oil finish. $6,200. 30" x 76" x 40".

Cedric Martin

Jeffery Mazur|Toledo, OH. Entry Way Bench, 2017. White oak, leather, ebony, oil. $2,850. 30" x 40" x 17".

Jeffery Mazur

Brian McAlpine|Portland, ME. Noble Side Table, 2016. Walnut and ash. $2,500/set or $1,325/each. 24" x 18" dia.

Hubert Landri

Isabelle Moore|Edinburgh, UK. Mooreiche Tray, 2018. Handles: bog oak, Sides: laminated oak veneer, Base: plastic laminate. $345. 1.5" x 19.75" x 16".

Art Liestman

Joseph Murphy|Madison, WI. Brooklyn Bench, 2012. Urban walnut, oil/varnish. $3,000. 16" x 64" x 19".

Joseph Murphy

Katherine Park|Hamden, CT. Hope, 2017. Stained white oak, tempered glass. $3,600. 18" x 36" x 20".

Katherine Park

Monica Raymond|Burlington, VT. Mitten Chest, 2017. quartersawn white oak, walnut, enameled copper, leather. NFS. 16" x 32" x 15".

Monica Raymond

Libby Schrum|Camden, ME. Spejl, Spejl, 2017. Curly maple, wenge. $2,500. 35" x 35" x2.5".

Libby Schrum

Karina Steele|Camden, ME. Assorted Spoon Sets, 2018. Maple, walnut, cherry. $130 each set.

Karina Steele

Karina Steele|Camden, ME. Assorted Spoon Sets, 2018. Maple, walnut, cherry. $130 each set.

Karina Steele

John Tomaszewski|Wells, ME. Bees, 2017. Cherry, India ink, acrylic paint. $600. 12" dia.

John Tomaszewski

John Tomaszewski|Wells, ME. Bees, 2017. Cherry, India ink, acrylic paint. $600. 12" dia.

John Tomaszewski

Christina Vincent|North Haven, ME. Fernwood, 2017. Cherry, figured maple inlay, oil/wax finish. $2,100. 20" x 80" x 12".

Christina Vincent