Relationships Between the Grain
How the Furniture Masters, Our Sponsors & our Educational Programs Intertwine
As the NH Furniture Masters approach our 25th Anniversary in 2020, we are taking the time to reflect and show appreciation to all of the supporters we have had over the years. We are keenly aware of the importance of our patrons, sponsors, and local businesses and believe that it is those who understand and celebrate the art of fine furniture making that allows us to keep doing what we love.

Goosebay Sawmill & Lumber  in Chichester, New Hampshire has been a sponsor of the NH Furniture Masters for many years. But, their relationship with and support of our organization go far beyond that. Not only does Goosebay work and support the Furniture Masters as a whole, but they also work closely with individual Masters as well as with inmates in our Prison Outreach Program in the New Hampshire State Prison for Men.
Updates From Our Masters
John Cameron Showing at the Smithsonian Craft & Design Show for Sixth Time
John Cameron has been invited to show for the sixth time at the Smithsonian Craft & Design Show April 22-26, 2020. This is considered t he most prestigious juried show of contemporary American crafts in the country.

John is one of 120 artists representing all facets of contemporary design and craft – basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art and wood. 

Learn more about John here .
Tom McLaughlin Presents During "Shaker Day" at the Currier Museum of Art
Tom McLaughlin will be giving a presentation at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH on Saturday, November, 23 as part of what they are calling "Shaker Day." His presentation will be included in the "Artalks" portion of the festivities to be held in the auditorium. For more information and tickets, click here .
Garrett Hack Wraps Up 11th Year Teaching in Germany

Garrett Hack just finished his 11th year teaching in Germany, He taught two different week-long classes. He explains, it is "quite an interesting experience, quite different from teaching here and even elsewhere in the world." Below are two pictures from his classes. His students made tambour doors and cabinet curiosities.
Recent Commission Piece by David Lamb

David Lamb recently delivered this carved and upholstered mahogany settee with ebony details. Carving details incorporate a crab- apple motif on both end crest rails. Upholstered by Joseph Portinari, Pembroke, NH using customers’ imported Italian velvet and using traditional methods and internal materials.
Roger Myers Recognized at Fine Furnishings Show in Rhode Island

Roger Myer's “Dragons Gate” received Best in Show in the category “Furniture Design” at the Fine Furnishings Show on November 8th, 2019, in Providence, RI.
Greg Brown Recognized in the 2019 Wood Industry 40 Under 40
 Congratulations to Furniture Master Greg Brown for being nominated for the Woodworking Network's 40 Under 40! This award celebrates the next generation of industry professionals who are making an impact on wood products manufacturing in North America.

Those selected are considered by their peers to be innovators, achievers, and even disruptors who demonstrate excellence in the categories of: productivity, profitability, social good, ingenuity, peer inspiration, product development, organizational leadership, or another facet of the wood industry. See more about this  here .
Jon Brooks' Work in Progress

In progress photo from Jon Brooks' latest Totem Chair carved in White Ash. 40” ht x 17” diameter.
The Shakers and the Modern World: A Collaboration with Canterbury Shaker Village
Exhibition on view through February 16, 2020
Drawn from collections at Canterbury Shaker Village and the Currier Museum, the exhibition includes classic and Victorian-style Shaker furniture, finely crafted boxes, buckets and pails, and fancy work products produced for their own use and for the commercial market. The exhibition will also present rarely seen founding and historic photographs and publications that defined the Shakers for the public.
This new exhibit at the Currier Museum of Art includes pieces by Furniture Masters Ted Blachly, Jon Brooks, Jere Osgood along with a few other contemporary makers who have been influenced by the Shakers in some way. More details at  here.
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