News

This page is regularly updated with the latest news from and about NBSS.

  • Hand-Built Sheds for Sale

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    Posted: January 10, 2017
  • An NBSS Mentor in Design

    “Lance was one whose answers to my questions I most valued. He is a true polymath, with encyclopedic knowledge.”

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    Posted: January 10, 2017
  • Appealing to a Broad Community

    “Places like NBSS that engage the general public must constantly work to create responses to the ongoing progress in technology and its effect on human behavior.”

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    Posted: January 10, 2017
  • Equipping Violin Makers

    “There’s no other sharpening station like this anywhere in the world.”

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    Posted: January 10, 2017
  • A Window for Preservation

    “I’m very proud of my students that they kept their heads down and really brought their game to the task at hand and didn’t let their emotions rule.”

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    Posted: January 10, 2017
  • On Call with Piano Technology Internships

    “We’re the place that has stood the test of time. It’s the caliber of grads we put out there.”

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    Posted: January 10, 2017
  • Bringing the Industry Inside NBSS

    “We’re moving beyond the traditional locksmith...now we’re working with robust, very high-end equipment that integrates electricity and software control.”

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    Posted: January 10, 2017
  • A Library for Metalsmiths

    “One of the really unique challenges we face is that we’re incredibly traditional as a trade, but the marketplace is ever-changing.”

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    Posted: January 10, 2017
  • Supporting Others Through Craft

    “We believe we have the ability to make a tangible difference, too, so we’ve incorporated community service into what we do.”

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    Posted: January 10, 2017
  • The Joseph Newman Bookbinding Exhibit

    “This and our other exhibits help our students make connections in the community. We encourage that, too, because our field by nature is very collaborative and social.”

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    Posted: January 10, 2017
  • NBSS Student & Alumni Holiday Party

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    Students, alumni, faculty, staff, family, and friends are invited to a night of holiday festivities! There will be fun games, delicious food, a raffle and prizes, music, and an ugly sweater contest! Tickets are $10 each and include food, beer, and wine. Raffle tickets are $1 and will be sold at the party.

    Tickets are available to purchase through the NBSS store with cash or credit card until Wednesday, December 14. After that, tickets may be purchased at the party for $15. Tickets at the door can be purchased with cash only.

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    Posted: November 30, 2016
  • Play Me, I’m Yours: Behind-the-Scenes Artistry of NBSS Piano Technicians

    It’s hard to miss the pianos currently dotting street corners in Boston – brightly painted and often the center of clusters of people talking, laughing, and of course, playing music.

    The people who tune, maintain, and care for these communal instruments, however, are almost invisible.

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    Posted: October 6, 2016
  • Listening to Feedback

    Player feedback must guide making says Roman Barnas, the head of the violin making and repair department at NBSS.

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    Posted: August 28, 2016
  • Bedford Man Works to Perfect Furniture-Building Craft

    Greg Brown [CF ’10] perfects his craft.

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    Posted: August 28, 2016
  • Profile: D.H. Phillips

    Daniel Phillips [CF '07] is profiled in Texas Monthly magazine

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    Posted: August 28, 2016
  • Pocasset Woman Starts Jewelry Business

    Kaley Ledwidge [JM ’14] opens jewelry busness in Bourne.

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    Posted: August 28, 2016
  • After Three Centuries, Precious Guitar Finally Visits the Doctor

    2015 Distinguished Alumus, Kevin Kelly [VM '92], plays a role in the repair of a 300-year-old guitar for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

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    Posted: August 26, 2016
  • Concord Museum Unveils Emerson's Writing Chair

    Dan Faia [CF '94] creates a reproduction of Emerson's writing chair.

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    Posted: August 26, 2016
  • Lance Patterson Receives Mentor Award

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    Congratulations to Lance Patterson CF '79, winner of Design New England's 2016 Distinguished Mentor Award! Lance has taught over 600 students in 35 years in his role at NBSS, many of them going on to successful careers in the fine furniture and woodworking industries.

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    Posted: July 25, 2016
  • Visual Curricula: Differentiated Instruction at NBSS

    NBSS is unlike traditional colleges and universities on multiple levels, but especially in academics; we teach traditional trades and crafts at a very high quality, with a defined mission of education for employment.

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    Posted: July 15, 2016
  • Excellence in All Things

    “Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, and skillful execution. It represents the wise choice of many alternatives.”

    Unknown author, circa 1885

    NBSS has long prided itself on upholding the principles and practices of the craftsmanship tradition and on its dedication to the highest quality work. This past year, this concept of, and dedication to, fine craftsmanship was extended to the administration of the School. It was formally codified in the Strategic Plan 2016–2020, which was finalized and approved at the June 2015 Board meeting.

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    Posted: July 15, 2016
  • The Class of 2016

    “If you follow your passions, it becomes a special kind of strength and confidence you carry all throughout your life... and there’s no telling how far they will take you. Whatever struggles you had while pursuing this degree, you should all be incredibly proud of yourselves.”
    Mayor Walsh, 2016 Commencement Speaker
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    Posted: July 15, 2016
  • Remembering a Devoted Friend

    NBSS mourns the loss of our great friend, Lisa von Clemm.

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    Posted: July 15, 2016
  • Board Updates

    McKey Berkman BB ’11
    Edward S. Cooke, Jr.
    Peder Johnson
    Jim Marsh
    Caroline Mortimer
    Nick Offerman
    Stefanie von Clemm
    John Zurick

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    Posted: July 15, 2016
  • Distinguished Alumni Award

    Congratulations to Janet A. Collins CF ’96, our 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award Winner.

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    Posted: July 15, 2016
  • A Worldwide Community of Craft

    This past june, a new cohort of students joined the NBSS Alumni Association, a worldwide community of craft. With their significant accomplishments as a foundation, these new alumni now begin their lives as professional artisans. On behalf of the entire alumni community—over 2,500 individuals spread across six continents—welcome!

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    Posted: July 15, 2016
  • A Partner in Craft

    Greg Pomeroy is the President and Founder of Pomeroy & Co., Inc., a leading general contracting and architectural woodworking company located in Boston. Since 1984, the company has worked on hundreds of residential projects throughout New England, offering a comprehensive range of services: new construction, restoration, design support, millwork production and post-construction services.

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    Posted: July 15, 2016
  • Annual Celebration of Craft

    Every year, NBSS hosts a three-week long exhibit and series of events that promotes the appreciation of craft across a variety of disciplines and helps ensure a quality education is accessible to all. Ushering in the 2016 Annual Celebration of Craft was the Student & Alumni Exhibit, which featured work from more than 60 members of the School’s talented community.

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    Posted: July 15, 2016
  • Honoring Rosemary Trainor

    After 19 years teaching in the Jewelry Making & Repair (JM) program—16 of which were as the Department Head—Rosemary Trainor JM ’90 retired at the end of this school year.

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    Posted: July 15, 2016
  • Call For Carpentry Projects

    NBSS is always looking for relevant real-world projects for our Carpentry class. As an integral part of training in the School’s Carpentry program, students learn the practical aspects of new construction on select off-site projects.

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    Posted: July 15, 2016


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