Our Studio Fellowship provides up to six emerging and established furniture makers with the opportunity to explore new directions in their work. Fellows share the 5,400 square foot Jackson Building, which includes a bench room and full machine room. Often participants are graduates of our Nine-month Comprehensive and Furniture Intensive programs, and occasionally instructors will extend their stay on campus to explore their own work.
Fellow and CFC instructor Peter Fleming spent his time in the workshop designing a stool, in order to explore the capabilities of our ShopBot CNC system.
Fellows Andrew Messa and Yuri Kobayashi focused in the machine room.
Visiting Artist Beth Ireland working a sculpture in the finishing studio.
Work in progress: a bench by Jeremy Porter, standing lamp by Andrew Messa, and sculpture by Yuri Kobayashi.
Peter Fleming discussing the geometry of his stool during the design process. Below, a look at a tenoning jig he designed for this curved component.
Peter Fleming shows off some CNC pattern explorations. Beth Ireland turned one of these into a simple pencil box (below).
Tools of the trade – can you ever have too many hand tools?
Fellows participate in biweekly reviews to share what they have been working on, and to receive feedback from each other, Center director Peter Korn, and participating instructors.