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Our Mission

To advance the art of furni­ture making by inspir­ing creativ­ity, promot­ing excel­lence, and foster­ing an under­stand­ing of this art and its place in society. 

Our vision is to culti­vate a diverse commu­nity and conver­sa­tion around furni­ture in all its forms.


Featured Member for June 27 — July 3, 2022: Peter Antor — Artist, Maker, Educator

Peter Antor received his MFA in Metal­smithing and Jewelry with a minor in Wood­work­ing from Edin­boro Univer­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia in 2016 and his BFA in Metal­smithing and Jewelry from Grand Valley State Univer­sity in 2011. Peter works with a wide range of mate­ri­als from precious metals to concrete and wood. His body of work ranges from sculp­tural jewelry to func­tional light­ing. Archi­tec­ture has a large influ­ence on his work and designs.

Recently he opened a design and fabri­ca­tion company in Chicago where he creates orig­i­nal and commis­sion-based work. His favorite part of this prac­tice is ideation and the subse­quent problem solving of turning that idea into a tactile piece: first, choos­ing what mate­r­ial would best express the idea, then decid­ing the proper tech­niques and tools to turn the raw mate­r­ial into some­thing beau­ti­ful. Peter’s studio is located in the Mana Contem­po­rary build­ing in the Pilsen neigh­bor­hood of Chicago.

Find Peter on the web: https://​www​.peteran​tor​.com/


Become a Member

With access to members-only sections of our website, discounts on work­shops, members-only events and much more, becom­ing a member is both a strate­gic and finan­cial value. Follow the link below about the bene­fits of each type of member­ship and why you should join.