In all of Laura Petrovich Cheney's recent sculptures, a dialogue exists between environmental and individual concerns. Much of Laura's work is feminist in nature, incorporating traditional women's arts such as needlework and quilting, which are then transformed through found and re-purposed materials. Laura's dedication to her vision has been reflected in several shows, including the 2018 Memory and Material exhibit at the International Quilt Museum and What Remains at the Fuller Craft Museum in 2017. In October 2017 at Brooklyn's A.I.R. Gallery, Laura examined the political, social, and communal impacts of quilts in her curated exhibit Beyond the Bedcovers, a group show explored how quilting has evolved beyond its cozy functionality.
Connor McGivney is the owner of Rockridge Table Co., a custom furniture shop based in Fishtown, Philadelphia. Here, he shares the story of his company as well as a tour of his studio.
Shop a selection of cutting boards from Rockridge Table Co. below!
Keunho Peter Park is an international artist, woodworker, and instrument maker who teaches at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He holds a B.F.A in painting from South Korea's Kookmin University and an M.F.A. in Woodworking and Furniture Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Park is also the recipient of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show's Wharton Esherick award and the Windgate resident artist at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Shop a selection of Park's work below!
Nucharin Wangphongsawasd was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. She earned a Bachelor Degree of Architecture in Industrial Design from the School of Architecture and Design, King Mongkut's University of Technology, Thonburi. She continued to study woodworking and furniture design at the School for American Crafts, Rochester Institute of Technology. After mastering her woodworking skills in the US, she relocated to Bangkok in 2013 to establish herself as an artist and maker. Wangphongsawasd has served as a guest instructor at King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok University and Rajamangala University of Technology Rattanakosin.
Montvale, New Jersey
"Having studied Industrial Design at Pratt Institute I founded two Package Design companies. After 30 years of making products for others it was time to return to my artist roots. I discovered WoodTurning in 2008 and became addicted to the process of peeling away layers of wood to create beautiful forms. In my Montvale, NJ studio my focus is on Bowls, Wood Art and Jewelry." — Alan Adler
Katie Hudnall doesn't make traditional furniture informed by centuries of traditional joinery: her exuberant and wondrous pieces are put together with cold fittings and made from recycled wood. They are ingenious contraptions, the place where Rube Goldberg meets the falling-down barn in a wheat field. View Katie's work in the Center's Collection »
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