D Wood was awarded The Furniture Society’s Educational Grant in 2020. Due to the pandemic, the award was extended through 2021 and she was able to attend Arrowmont for the writer’s residency.
Each year the James Renwick Alliance recognizes Masters of the Medium in five fields of endeavor: outstanding artists in the fields of ceramics, wood, glass, metals, and fiber. This prestigious biennial award given by the JRA Craft has honored some of the most significant artists in American Craft.
Rachel David, blacksmith, sculptor, designer, and TFS member, is the winner of the 2021 James Renwick Alliance for Craft Chrysalis Award. David’s innovative forging of metal into shapes and forms referencing bodies and landscapes provides an unexpected unique, provocative commentary on social and environmental justice issues.
Boston’s Society of Arts + Crafts announced that Jamie Herman is the 2021 recipient of the John D. Mineck Fellowship, a high-profile award that includes an unrestricted $25,000 prize and is given annually to an early-career furniture artist.
Aspen Golann has been awarded this years prestigious John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship Award.
Incoming FS Board of Trustees President Adam Manly talks about stepping into the role as Board President and his plans to help the Society expand the membership, flourish, and become a more diverse and inclusive organization.
As a longtime member of The Furniture Society, Karen is optimistic about the potential TFS has to expand our reach and better connect, inspire, and serve all of the facets of our membership and our communities.
Outgoing FS Board of Trustees President Bart Niswonger reflects on his past two years as president, the work that was accomplished, and the positive outlook he sees for the future of this organization.
Emily Pilloton is the Founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit Girls Garage. A designer, builder, educator, and author, she has taught thousands of young girls how to use power tools, weld, and build projects for their communities.
New board member Sarah Turner, President North Bennet Street School, talks about NBSS, her history as a maker, and why she joined the FS board.
Meet our newest Board Member! Meg Bye talks about how the FS became a community, family, and the shifting view of craft.
A writer who focuses on craft, Holly Gore was the winner of The Furniture Society’s first Writing Residency Educational Grant at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Holly writes about modern and contemporary art. with a focus on American craft and woodworking.
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