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2008 Award of Distinction Recipient

Furni­ture Maker, Educator

Mr. Weed’s award was presented June 19, 2008 by Edward S. Cooke, Charles F. Mont­gomery Profes­sor of Amer­i­can Deco­ra­tive Arts, Depart­ment of the History of Art, Yale University.


Walker Weed is is a self taught furni­ture designer and maker who main­tained a shop in Gilford, NH from 1948 to 1964, when he became Direc­tor of the Crafts Program at Dart­mouth College, Hanover NH. He was a found­ing member of the League of New Hamp­shire Crafts­men, and served on its board through the 1950’s. He was a Trustee of the Amer­i­can Crafts Council from 1956 — 1957 and partic­i­pated on the wood­work­ing panel at the seminal 1957 ACC Confer­ence in Asilo­mar, CA. While working at the Dart­mouth Crafts Program, through the 70’s and 80’s he taught wood­work­ing work­shops at schools across the country, includ­ing Penland, Haystack and Ander­son Ranch, and was elected a Fellow of the Amer­i­can Crafts Council in 1992. His work has been shown inter­na­tion­ally in exhi­bi­tions and publi­ca­tions for over 50 years, includ­ing the 2004 exhi­bi­tion The Maker’s Hand”, co-spon­sored by the Furni­ture Society and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.