Feb 15 2013

Finery

Published by at 6:42 pm under Country Life,Special Occasions

Every month at the jobette, we feature a different artist and try and have a theme for First Friday, the day we and other downtown businesses stay open late and pour wine and serve nibbles, alomg with book signings and meeting artists.

This month, we featured the fine woodworking students’ work from our local college, which was displayed at a gallery on Main Street this month. The students installed a wonderful window display at the jobette. Here it is from the inside – I couldn’t get an outside shot that wasn’t totally glare-y:

This is a very prestigious program, and students apply from all over the world for one of the 22 available spots. The students must be dedicated to their craft: they will be at school six days a week, eight hours a day. As you can see, however, the time is well spent.

This set is inspired by “Mad Men” and is called “Don and Roger”:

Here’s a better look at the top of the “Don” table, which certainly conveys the complexity and elegance of the mysterious Mr. Draper:

This corner cabinet is beautiful in itself:

But when you open it, the door looks like a wing, and you can see that the texture of the wood inspired the artist to make an altar to his totem animal, the owl:

It’s a very spiritual and moving piece. Guy, I thought of you when I saw it.

This was my favorite, an exquisite roll top desk with elegant, willowy legs:

So feminine! And so cleverly designed: the roll top vanishes into the body of the desk when it is rolled back.

I’m so proud of these young artists and what they have achieved. Their fiutures look bright – and beautiful.

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4 responses so far

4 Responses to “Finery”

  1. LisaBon 15 Feb 2013 at 8:51 pm

    holy smokes – beautiful stuff! That rolltop desk is dreamy!

  2. suzyon 16 Feb 2013 at 7:28 am

    It’s so Lizzie Bennet!

  3. Joyon 16 Feb 2013 at 8:23 am

    I LOVE the desk, but also the corner cabinet is wonderful….what talent!
    Jx

  4. Guy Charbonneauon 16 Feb 2013 at 10:35 am

    I agree, real nice stuff, thanks for sharing

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