Glen Guarino
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  • Cedar Grove, NJ
  • United States
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Guarino Furniture Designs http://www.guarinofurnituredesigns.com/ Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Glen-Guarino-Guarino-Furniture-Design... Twitter http://twitter.com/GlenGuarino
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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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"I enjoyed all the great designs. Great show."
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Tales From the Tool Box - Chapter Two

Thank you for viewing this on-line exhibitionThis exhibition is a showcase for narrative work.I would like to personally thank all the makers who took the time to submit work for this on-line exhibition. Image Left: DualityMaker: Younha JungImage Credit: Kathleen BrowneSee More
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Tales From the Tool Box - Chapter One

Thank you for viewing this on-line exhibitionThis exhibition is a showcase for narrative work, with over 234 images it was decided that the exhibition would be in two parts with chapter two being on-line in January 2015I would like to personally thank all the makers who took the time to submit work for this on-line exhibition. Image left: Dauvit AlexanderTitle - "Blood Will Have Blood: A Macbeth Brooch" Image Credit: Photography by Andrew Neilson, Neilson Photography. See More
Dec 10, 2014
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Crafthaus Project Grant 2014

Every Fall, crafthaus awards a micro project grant to a crafthaus member regardless of location, professional background, or craft field. The grant is unrestricted and intended to provide assistance for a personal or group project.All projects will be published anonymously, without revealing any personal information about the submitting party.The crafthaus membership and the general public review all proposed projects and vote for the one they wish to see supported. One vote per person.Voting…See More
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Lie-Nielson Tool Event at Hearne Hardwood at Hearne Hardwood

September 26, 2014 to September 27, 2014
I will demo how I use hand tools any of which are Lie-Nielson tools. Lie-Nielson Toolworks staff will be there to explain their hand tools that they make in the USA. This is a great opportunity to try out new tools.Friday September 26 from 10:00am-6pm and Saturday September 27, 2014 from 10:00am-5pm See More
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A Midsummer Day's Dream

We are delighted to present "A Midsummer Day’s Dream"an online exhibition hosted by Crafthaus.  All artwork is designed and made by the artists.  The lead image is Hanging Planter by Chelsea Fay. Curated by Glen & Marie Guarino See More
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A Midsummer Day's Dream

We are delighted to present "A Midsummer Day’s Dream"an online exhibition hosted by Crafthaus.  All artwork is designed and made by the artists.  The lead image is Hanging Planter by Chelsea Fay. Curated by Glen & Marie Guarino See More
Aug 12, 2014
Glen Guarino commented on Glen Guarino's group A Midsummer Day's Dream
"We want to thank all the artists who submitted fantastic works of art. "
Aug 8, 2014

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At 4:51pm on February 25, 2015, Brigitte Martin said…

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At 4:03am on January 31, 2013, Ross Annels said…

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

At 6:15pm 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 1:45pm on December 18, 2012, Richard Townsend said…

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

At 2:23pm on October 24, 2012, Sue Schneider said…

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

At 5:19pm on October 23, 2012, Andrea L. Moon said…

Hi Glen,

Thank you!  Your work is quite beautiful!

Best,

Andy

At 6:21pm 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 9:42am on January 13, 2012, Rameen Ahmed said…

Thanks for the reminder, hoping to submit!

At 5:03pm 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
At 8:50pm on October 15, 2011, Wanaree Tanner said…

Thanks much Glen! Will do!!

 
 
 

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This last couple of months has been absolutely unbearable for someone who enjoys sharing the progress of works online. First came the Caledonian Sleeper cufflink commission, then came my work with "The Contemporary Jewellery Exchange" for Jan Donaldson, which I can't show until the 1st of May! The good thing is that I can now reveal the…See More
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