What began with Lego building as a child led to furniture restorations before graduating from the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship’s Comprehensive Furniture Program in Rockport, Maine. He then worked under talented furniture makers, including Eben Blaney, before opening his own shop to focus on designing furniture, home goods and tableware for residential and commercial spaces. Dean aims to craft pieces that are quietly pleasing and structurally sound.
His work has has appeared in the Currier Museum of Art, the New Hampshire Institute of Art, the Frick Collection in NYC, the Wharton Esherick Museum, the Messler Gallery in Maine and the Cooperstown Art Association Gallery. He’s been featured in publications such as Fine Woodworking magazine and the New Hampshire Furniture Masters’ annual catalog. Dean is currently the 2020 Arts Fellow for the Institute for Rural Vitality at SUNY Cobleskill.
- Cobleskill, NY
- Professional Status
- Designer / maker