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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http://www.guarinofurnituredesigns.com/

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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
Jul 14
Glen Guarino added a discussion to the group A Midsummer Day's Dream
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Welcome to our Coffeehaus!

Grab a cup of coffee; sit in a comfortable chair to enjoy our new online exhibition here at Crafthaus.We we want thank Brigitte Martin for hosting our show at Crafthaus and all the amazing artist who submitted to A Midsummer Day's Dream.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP6IUqrFHjw&feature=relatedThank you for stopping by,Glen & MarieSee More
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Glen Guarino left a comment for Lynette Andreasen
"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"
May 21
Glen Guarino left a comment for Greg Corman
"We hope you will accept our invitation to send in your work for our online Crafthaus show. A number of your pieces will fit very nicely in the show. http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/crafthausexhibition/forum/topics/a-midsummer-day-s-dream"
May 21
Glen Guarino left a comment for Steve Shelby
"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"
May 21
Glen Guarino left a comment for Mary Snowden/Ceremonial Weaving
"“Kinetic Dream Shapes” Sculpture is perfect for our crafthaus call! We hope you will accept our invitation to send in your work for our online Crafthaus…"
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Reflections at Peters Valley School of Craft

July 11, 2014 to July 15, 2014
I am going to teach "Reflections", a class on my techniques I use to design & build objects of art. The focus of the workshop will stress how design, style, form and function all play a role in everything a woodworker builds. Students will learn how to merge function and form to create a beautiful wall hung mirror frame.  Everyone is urged to explore his or her creative aesthetic. Students will learn how to utilize stacking techniques to create form. All students will use traditional…See More
May 13
Glen Guarino left a comment for Danielle Jacobs
"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 To show you all how the show will look, look at Enlighten Me…"
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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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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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RULE THE WORLD

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"LOOK", Brooch
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