Glen Guarino
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Don't forget to submit to A Midsummer Day's Dream at Crafthaus. I am teaching a class at Peters Valley in NJ this summer.

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My love for working with wood began when I was nine years old visiting my uncle in England. There, I watched him build a model sailboat. When I returned home, I built a workbench in my parents' basement and started working with simple tools and scrap wood. Over the years, my skills improved, and I began to develop my style. I came to the realization that if my work was to improve craftsmanship, material, and function was not enough. The work had to be about form. I decided to earn a Fine Arts Masters in Studio Art.

Now, many commissions later I hope my furniture conveys a sense of the person behind the art: someone who loves the creative process. Each new design is an adventure, exploring my imagination and the potential of the material. My hands-on approach allows me to let the simplicity of the design reveal itself, creating a piece that imparts serenity and calm, reflecting the tree’s grace and strength. As the design becomes real and tangible, I get a sense of a tree evolving into a new life as a useful piece of art. I’m grateful to be the catalyst for this rebirth.
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"Please look at our call for our next online Crafthaus show, A Midsummer Day's Dream. http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/crafthausexhibition/forum/topics/a-midsummer-day-s-dream Feel free to share with other artists. Best Regards, Glen & Marie"
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"Please look at our call for our next online Crafthaus show, A Midsummer Day's Dream. We hope you will consider emailing a submission http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/crafthausexhibition/forum/topics/a-midsummer-day-s-dream Feel free to share…"
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"Please look at our call for our next online Crafthaus show, A Midsummer Day's Dream. http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/crafthausexhibition/forum/topics/a-midsummer-day-s-dream Feel free to share with other artists & your college…"
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"Please look at our call for our next online Crafthaus show, A Midsummer Day's Dream. http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/crafthausexhibition/forum/topics/a-midsummer-day-s-dream Feel free to share with other artists & your students. Best…"
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At 3:38pm on February 25, 2014, Penne Mobley said…

Thanks Glen.  I will take a look at the call.

At 1:34pm on February 4, 2014, Brigitte Martin said…

Thank you very much for your membership renewal and continued support of crafthaus. Your membership is valid through February 15, 2015.
Enjoy crafthaus!

At 5:03am on January 31, 2013, Ross Annels said…

Thanks - there are some great work craftworkers here in Australia.

At 7:15pm on January 16, 2013, Michael Brown said…

Glen, Thank you for the welcome.

Like your sculptural work, I mostly make chairs(keeping the wolf from the door) but just finished a desk with a little bit of carving on some wooden rocks for a leg.

Michael

At 2:45pm on December 18, 2012, Richard Townsend said…

Thanks for the welcome Glen. I admire your design integrity and adherence to old world workmanship.

At 3:23pm on October 24, 2012, Sue Schneider said…

Thank you, Glen. I appreciate the heads-up for the Enlighten Me entry. 

At 6:19pm on October 23, 2012, Andrea L. Moon said…

Hi Glen,

Thank you!  Your work is quite beautiful!

Best,

Andy

At 7:21pm on August 4, 2012, Sue Amendolara said…

Thanks, Glen.  I like your work a lot, too.  I just saw the video on you and it was great!

At 10:42am on January 13, 2012, Rameen Ahmed said…

Thanks for the reminder, hoping to submit!

At 6:03pm on November 22, 2011, Anita Mills said…
Thanks for your positive comment about my vessels. I, too, love working in wood... I'm a turner. In fact, just got rid of a big gas kiln to make more room for my lathes and wood shop. I've enjoyed seeing your work, too. AM
 
 
 

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