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The Furniture Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the art of furniture making.


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Latest Activity: May 13, 2012

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The Society's 2012 conference call for proposals is out! The conference will convene at the Maine College of Art in Portland, ME, June 14-16. The conference - Design, Community & the Sublime - will explore the intersections of craft, community and design, teasing out the ethic that results from their combination.

The deadline for proposals is September 16, 2011. Visit http://bit.ly/fs_2012 for details!

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drying out stumps

Started by Margaret Maier. Last reply by Glen Guarino Jul 8, 2011. 1 Reply

I have three stumps I am planning to dry out. They are going to be used in my studio as work surfaces. What is the process for preparing and drying out these stumps. Continue

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Comment by Michelle Pajak-Reynolds on May 12, 2011 at 7:34pm
Thanks for the tip about tropical woods.  I plan on experimenting with some of those soon.  I'm playing around with some driftwood right now.
Comment by Norman Pirollo on May 12, 2011 at 6:49pm

My wife uses shellac to seal her wood jewelry and prevent color bleeding.

Tropical woods bleed color, especially the reddish and black varieties.

Seems to work to seal the wood, but Salad Bowl Finish is something to look into, we might also.

Comment by Michelle Pajak-Reynolds on May 12, 2011 at 6:39pm
Perfect, thanks!
Comment by Glen Guarino on May 12, 2011 at 5:46pm
Hi Michele, My suggestion is Salad Bowl Finish, which is a wipe on product.  You can order it online at Amazon.com or Woodcraft. It is totally non-toxic, has good water resistance, dries hard & is easy to use.
Comment by Michelle Pajak-Reynolds on May 12, 2011 at 5:36pm

Hi everyone,

 

Brigitte thought you might be able to help me with one of my projects.  I'm working on some wood jewelry and want a sealant/finishing product that will dry to a matte finish.  Any suggestions???

 

Thanks,

Michelle

 

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A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

Arriving at this message is the goal of this traveling exhibition opening at the SNAG conference in Boston 2015, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA - Aug 19 - Sept 20, 2015, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX - Oct 16 - Nov 15, 2015, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD - Dec 11, 2015 - Jan 08, 2016, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY - Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2016.

DETAILS on exhibition premise, call for artists, submission guidelines.....

Rachel and Brigitte will be appearing on the wonderful Jay Whaley Metalsmith Benchtalk Radio Show, talking about the Co:Operation Garnish project, how they came up with the idea, what the project is about and the plans moving forward.

The radio show will be LIVE on air September 25, 2014 @ 6PM EST / 3 PM Pacific.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/whaleystudios

Listeners can call in during the show via phone, skype, or directly connect via the blog talk website.

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Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making! Arriving at this message is the goal of this exhibition cooperatively arranged by Rachel Timmins and Brigitte Martin.Please join this group to stay informed !! This is the official exhibition blog.See More
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Behind the Brooch part 2

I am happy to share with all of you more images of wonderful brooches from artists around the word. I had so many submissions on my first call that I had to create a second part exhibition. This exhibition focuses on a side of the brooch we usually do not pay much attention to: the back side. Our first look is naturally always trained at the front, but when we do take the time to look at the back of a brooch, it will oftentimes reveal a surprising aspect for us, a delightful little secret. With…See More
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CraftBoston Holiday at Hynes Convention Center

December 5, 2014 at 10am to December 7, 2014 at 5pm
Comprised of 175 exhibitors, CraftBoston Holiday is a highly regarded, must-attend event for artists, collectors, and craft enthusiasts. Presented at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, CraftBoston Holiday is conveniently located in a fashionable, concentrated shopping district perfect for the holiday season. Come for the day to shop for unique, one-of-a-kind gifts, meet and support the makers, and learn about fine contemporary craft. Dates & Hours Fri. December…See More
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BY ALLISON ARIEFF on medium core, Sep 15Last spring, I attended the Bloomberg BusinessWeek Design Conference in San Francisco. Ben Kaufman, the CEO of Quirky, was one of the speakers in a conference that unabashedly celebrated consumption (and only had…See More
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