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2016 Award of Distinction Recipient

Furni­ture Maker, Educator

The Furni­ture Society proudly bestowed its coveted 2016 Award of Distinc­tion upon Thomas Hucker. His award was presented at a luncheon cere­mony in June 2016 during the Furni­ture Society’s confer­ence in Philadelphia.

Thomas Hucker

Thomas Hucker (b. 1955 in Bryn Mawr, PA) received his Certifi­cate of Mastery from Boston Univer­si­ty’s Program in Arti­sanry in 1980. While in Boston, he also studied the Japan­ese tea cere­mony, attend­ing the Urasenke school from 1977 to 1980. In 1982 he was an artist-in-resi­dence at Tokyo Univer­sity of Fine Arts and, in 1989, he received a Fulbright grant to study inte­rior and indus­trial design at Domus Academy in Milan, Italy.

Tom has taught at the Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN; Cali­for­nia College of the Arts, Oakland, CA; and in New York at the Parsons School of Design, the New York School of Inte­rior Design, and in the Indus­trial Design depart­ment at Pratt Institute.