News

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sheds for Sale

    NBSS Carpentry students hand-built these amazing stick-framed sheds, and by purchasing one you can help further their education. For more info and to order yours today, contact info@nbss.edu.

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    Posted: July 15, 2016
  • A Rewarding Path

    The Boston Globe recently devoted nearly an entire issue of its Sunday Globe Magazine to student debt and the surrounding issues and crises of those seeking a degree.

    We at NBSS have been engaged in conversation over the past several years regarding how we can mitigate the financial challenges facing our students, including those from low-income families.

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    Posted: July 15, 2016
  • Double Your Impact

    Thanks to a generous donor, your gift to NBSS can go twice as far in supporting student scholarship! All gifts through July 31, 2016 will be match dollar for dollar, up to $25,000!

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    Posted: July 7, 2016
  • Double Your Impact

    Thanks to a generous donor, your gift to NBSS can go twice as far in supporting student scholarship! All gifts through July 31, 2016 will be match dollar for dollar, up to $25,000!

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    Posted: July 7, 2016
  • Mayor Walsh to Speak at 2016 Commencement

    North Bennet Street School is delighted to announce Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh will deliver the commencement address to our newest graduates at Old North Church on June 3, 2016.

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    Posted: May 13, 2016
  • Preserving the Shingle Style at NBSS

    As part of Preservation Month, NBSS hosted a crowd of over 50 attendees for a lecture on the restoration of the Loring House window by Preservation Carpentry students. The project was also featured in the May 2016 issue of Design New England Magazine.

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    Posted: May 13, 2016
  • Annual Celebration of Craft Opens May 16

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    This year's Student & Alumni Exhibit may be our biggest yet! The work of over 60 members of the NBSS community will be on display, including hand-carved chairs and cabinetry, jewelry in platinum and gold, ornate leather-bound books, a refurbished grand piano, and more.

    Exhibit free and open to the public, with tickets available for two special nights: Tuesday, May 17 features a progressive workshop tour with intimate dinner, and Thursday, May 26 offers a special "meet the makers" cocktail reception. Visit the Annual Celebration of Craft webpage for more information and to purchase tickets to the events. Hope to see you there!

    Posted: April 19, 2016
  • Sam Feinstein

    CE Summer Classes Filling Up Fast

    Sam Feinstein

    Interested in sharpening your skills or learning a new craft? Check out what's new in Continuing Education this summer! With topics such as musical instruments, carpentry, woodworking, jewelry and more, there's a CE class made just for you. This year's selections are proving popular, and bench space is limited! Sign up today to make the most of your summer at NBSS.

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    Posted: April 19, 2016
  • Exploratory Work at Fowler Clark Farm

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    Historic Boston Incorporated recently published a writeup on recent NBSS Preservation Carpentry program discoveries at the 18th century farm in Mattapan. Pending approvals from various agencies, NBSS students will make historically accurate window sash and plank frames for the nine front windows, renovate the existing front portico, install a new front foundation sill, and make new clapboards for the front façade. Read more here.

    Posted: April 19, 2016
  • Opportunity at the Society of Arts and Crafts

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    NBSS friend The Society of Arts and Crafts is relocating to the Seaport from their former home on Newbury Street. To celebrate both the move and SAC's new craft community, the nonprofit will host Radius, an inaugural exhibition featuring talented makers who live or work within one mile of SAC's new, expanded location. Click here for details on applying; deadline is April 30.

    Posted: April 19, 2016
  • Annual Celebration of Craft

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    The Annual Celebration of Craft showcases the work of our talented community and supports the School’s mission to ensuring a quality education is accessible to all.

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    Posted: March 24, 2016
  • Call for Entries! Award, Exhibit & News

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    Check out these opportunities to be recognized for both your work and professional contributions: Distinguished Alumni Award, Student & Alumni Exhibit, and Alumni News updates.

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    Posted: March 15, 2016


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