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.
Your website, DIRECT flickr or DIRECT facebook links where your work can be seen.
http://www.guarinofurnituredesigns.com/

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Glen Guarino commented on Brigitte Martin's blog post Crafthaus featured in American Craft Magazine - Aug/Sep 2015 Community Issue
"Brigitte this is wonderful. Congratulations  "
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Storm by Glen Guarino

"Storm will be published in Rooted:Creating a Sense of Place: Contemporary Studio Furniture by The Furniture Society & published by Schiffer Books. The table was photographed by Justin Guarino Photography http://www.justinguarino.com"
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Bianca by Glen Guarino

"Bianca is one of my tables selected to be in Rooted: Creating a Sense of Place: Contemporary Studio Furniture a book by The Furniture Society & published by Schiffer Books The table was photographed by Justin Guarino…"
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Glen Guarino and barbara bryn klare are now friends
Jun 28
Glen Guarino commented on Brigitte Martin's blog post Surprising Find
"I saw this on your email blast & had to read the rest of this very cool story."
Jun 4
Brigitte Martin liked Glen Guarino's blog post Demonstrations by Furniture Maker Glen Guarino at Lie-Nielson Tool Event
May 4
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Demonstrations by Furniture Maker Glen Guarino at Lie-Nielson Tool Event

I am going to demo a process I use to ebonize furniture at the Lie-Nielson Tool Event in Peters Valley Craft Center, 19 Kuhn Rd, Layton, NJ 07851. The event will be Friday May 8, 2015 from 10am-6pm and Saturday May 9 from 10am-5pm. Admission is…See More
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Scotland The What?!

An online exhibition featuring makers based in Scotland, curated by Dauvit Alexander and Jeff Zimmer.See More
May 1
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HUNGER

Hunger, in all its metaphorical forms, is part of our personal and public conversation. Many of us struggle with HUNGERS, and yearn for the pleasure of food, love, possessions, control, sex or P O W E R.The works selected for this exhibition offer a wide range of ideas and images which go beyond food.See More
May 1
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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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At 4:51pm on February 25, 2015, Brigitte Martin said…

Thank you very much for your membership renewal and continued support of crafthaus. Your membership is valid through March 15, 2016.
Enjoy crafthaus!

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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Such a lot going on and I've not posted again for two weeks. SO, since my last post, summer has been an intermittent affair of hot sun and cold rain and the last week or so, the weather has turned decidedly cool. On one of those cool days, I got to…See More
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Glen Guarino commented on Brigitte Martin's blog post Crafthaus featured in American Craft Magazine - Aug/Sep 2015 Community Issue
"Brigitte this is wonderful. Congratulations  "
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Glen Guarino commented on Glen Guarino's photo
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Storm by Glen Guarino

"Storm will be published in Rooted:Creating a Sense of Place: Contemporary Studio Furniture by The Furniture Society & published by Schiffer Books. The table was photographed by Justin Guarino Photography http://www.justinguarino.com"
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Bianca by Glen Guarino

"Bianca is one of my tables selected to be in Rooted: Creating a Sense of Place: Contemporary Studio Furniture a book by The Furniture Society & published by Schiffer Books The table was photographed by Justin Guarino…"
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