News

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

  • Jewelry grad's store wins 'Best Jewelry Store in Somerville'

    e. scott originals, the store founded by Jewelry making and repair graduate Emily Scott, JM '07 was awarded best jewelry store in Somerville by the Somerville Scout.

    Posted: October 1, 2014
  • NBSS graduate interviewed

    An interview with NBSS graduate William Thomas, CF '80 was published in New Hampshire Home.

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    Posted: October 1, 2014
  • NBSS graduate and veteran featured

    A story about NBSS graduate and wounded Marine Corps veteran T J Kearney, CA '11 showcasing his successful carpentry business is included in the Veteran's Business Owners Initiative.

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    Posted: October 1, 2014
  • Piano technology program featured on WBUR

    The NBSS piano technology program was featured on WBUR Hear & Now on September 29. Jeremy Hobson interviewed NBSS instructor Debbie Cyr on using digital apps for tuning pianos.

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    Posted: October 1, 2014
  • NBSS graduates win VSA awards

    Two NBSS graduates won awards at the annual Violin Society of America Convention and Competition. Paul Crowly, VM '03 (left) won a Certificate of Merit for Workmanship for Viola and a Certificate of Merit for Tone for Violin and Ed Halloran, VM '02 won a Silver Medal for Viola Tone. Peter Bingen, VM '05 snapped the photo.

    Posted: October 1, 2014
  • Success Stories symposium

    On September 25-26, North Bennet Street School and the American Craft Council sponsored a free two-day symposium, Success Stories. Panelists and workshop leaders Mike Flanigan, Molly Hatch, Bart Niswonger and Matthew Shlian shared insights from their careers in a panel discussion and led workshops on topics as varied as paper engineering to logo design.

    Posted: October 1, 2014
  • International experts share their knowledge

    Dominic Riley, an acclaimed bookbinder and teacher from England, taught Millimeter Bindings to bookbinding students. In the photo Dominic is explaining how he does graphite edges.

    François Denis, a violin maker from France, meticulously researched geometry and drafting techniques to discover how Renaissance masters designed their instruments. He spent a week at NBSS sharing the remarkable drafting techniques he developed based on his research. He is shown here (seated left) with instructor Roman Barnas (seated) and students.

    Posted: October 1, 2014
  • NBSS faculty on the road

    NBSS jewelry instructor Ann Cahoon JM '02 presented at the MJSA symposium in Providence RI in September and is traveling to Oregon for the October 5-6 Portland Jewelry Symposium.

    Cabinet and furniture making instructor Steve Brown, CF '90 presented at the Manchester Historical Museum in Manchester-by-the-Sea in September. His talk complemented an exhibit of Manchester-made furniture.

    Posted: October 1, 2014
  • Piano for Sale

    This Baldwin 5'8" model R grand piano was manufactured in 1982 and is for sale through the NBSS piano technology program. It has a satin ebony finish with a few light scratches. Very little use in its 30-year life, very good condition with a matching bench. It is on sale for $8,000. To learn more and schedule a time to see and play the instrument, contact the piano technology department at 617-227-0155 x260 / pianotech@nbss.edu.

    Posted: October 1, 2014
  • Vote daily for NBSS

    The renovation of North Bennet Street School's new facility won a Boston Preservation Alliance Preservation Achievement Award for 2014. The public is now voting on their favorite projects. Anyone can vote once a day until October 21. VOTE NOW !

    Posted: October 1, 2014
  • October 29 - Craft in America preview screening

    Wednesday, October 29, 6:00 pm / Free, Windgate Gallery, North Bennet Street School. North Bennet Street School is pleased to host a free, preview screening of the new Craft in America episode ‘Service’. Service is the story of craft and the military from the origins of the Army Arts & Crafts Program and the G.I. Bill to contemporary soldiers and veterans, 'Service' documents the power of the handmade to inspire, motivate and heal.

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    Posted: September 29, 2014
  • Learn a new skill

    One-day, weekend, week-long and evening options... bookbinding, woodworking, calligraphy and jewelry making. There's something for everyone. 15% discount for new workshop students and graduates of NBSS full-time programs.

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    Posted: September 15, 2014
  • Call for woodworkers

    Land's Sake, a community forest outreach program is hosting an event on October 5 and seeks artisans to demonstrate woodworking. Learn more about the event. Contact Aaron Lefland at aaron@landssake.org if you are interested in participating.

    Posted: September 2, 2014
  • Getting the most from your combination square

    Bill Rainford, PC '11 wrote a blog post on getting the most from your combination square for Fix.com. Read the blog post. (Fix.com is seeking woodworking professionals to write content. If interested, please forward your contact information, a blurb about your experience and writing samples to Kat at kmanhire@fix.com .)

    Posted: September 2, 2014
  • Building a Timeless House, a book by NBSS graduate Brent Hull, PC '93

    A book by NBSS graduate Brent Hull, PC '93 titled "Building a Timeless House" was recently published and is available online. Read more on Brent's website.

    Posted: September 2, 2014
  • The BAC and NBSS

    The Boston Architectural College and NBSS collaborate on an annual graduate-level class in traditional building each year. The instructor for the program is Bill Rainford, PC 11. The class culminates in a week-long intensive of hands-on workshops organized by Bill and held at NBSS in August. The students are shown here with Bill (bottom row right) with the timber frame structure that they built.

    Posted: September 2, 2014
  • New Hampshire Furniture Masters exhibit

    New Hampshire Furniture Masters (a group that includes several NBSS graduates) hosted a reception for NBSS alumni and friends at their pop-up gallery exhibit on Newbury Street in August.

    Posted: September 2, 2014
  • Alumni/student picnic & BBQ

    Saturday, September 6, 2:00 pm. 150 North Street. Boston
    BYOP (Bring Your Own Picnic)!
    Pack your basket, cooler, chairs and blankets and join your peers on the lawn outside NBSS to celebrate the new school year! The grill will be hot and ready for grilling, so bring whatever culinary delicacy you desire. The Alumni Association provides plates, utensils, condiments, drinks... and, hamburgers and hot dogs while they last! Sorry, no alcohol permitted. This event is open to alumni and students and their families. Please RSVP to alumniassociation@nbss.edu. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Posted: September 2, 2014
  • Success Stories -- a making meaning in the marketplace symposium

    The American Craft Council and North Bennet Street School present a free panel discussion and charrette exploring the careers and business practices of successful creative entrepreneurs. September 25 - 26, 2014.

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    Posted: September 2, 2014
  • NBSS graduates exhibit with the New Hampshire Furniture Masters

    Work by The New Hampshire Furniture Masters is on exhibit at a pop-up gallery on Newbury Street August 1 - 15. The exhibit includes work by several NBSS graduates. The gallery is at 127-129 Newbury Street, hours are 10 am - 7 pm daily. Learn more.

    Posted: August 4, 2014
  • Carpentry graduate Emanuel Silva published in JLC

    Emanuel Silva, CA '93 writes frequently for carpentry publications. His article "Drying Rack for Staining Shingles" was just published in The Journal of Light Construction. Read the article

    Posted: August 4, 2014
  • NBSS alumni support Build America

    A team of carpenters, including NBSS graduates Billy Burns, PC '11 and Phil Benevides, CA '13, led a training program for Build America volunteers. Build America is a service group that builds accessible recreation for parks and camps. Read more in Concord Wicked Local.

    Posted: August 4, 2014
  • Bookbinding showcase includes NBSS alumni

    Bindings by five NBSS bookbinding graduates -- Erin Fletcher, BB '12, Henry Hebert, BB '12, Barbara Hebard, BB '90, Jim Reid-Cunningham, BB '90 and Lauren Schott, BB '13 (Lauren's work is pictured here)-- have work in Bindorama 2014, an online showcase sponsored by BookArtsWeb. View the work.

    Posted: August 4, 2014
  • Alumni gather in July

    NBSS alumni and their families gathered at Saco's Bowl Haven in Somerville on July 26 for an evening of bowling, networking and camaraderie.

    Posted: August 4, 2014
  • Thank You !

    Gifts to the Annual Fund provide support that is vital for daily operations and ensure NBSS has the resources to meet high standards of excellence and the school's commitment to thrive and grow.

    The 2013-2014 Annual Fund campaign ended July 31 and raised more than $500,000.

    THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SUPPORTED THE 2014 ANNUAL FUND !

    Posted: August 4, 2014
  • Violin students awarded

    Five NBSS violin making and repair students -- Daniel Davis, Jedidjah de Vries, Julia Felix (pictured), Ryan Fini and Ryan Stulb -- were awarded 2014 Violin Society of America scholarships. The $1,000 scholarships are awarded to violin making students who show serious effort, talent and potential and have financial need.

    Posted: August 4, 2014
  • Furniture design exhibit reviewed

    Puloma Ghosh reviewed "We Made It!" in Artscope. The exhibit of MassArt furniture design graduates' work is on view at NBSS Windgate Gallery until July 2.

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    Posted: July 3, 2014
  • Review of 150 North Street in The Arts Fuse

    A review of the new NBSS facility by Mark Favermann was published in the online design magazine The Arts Fuse. (photo by Mark Favermann).

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    Posted: July 3, 2014
  • Violin program graduate featured in the Globe

    A story about NBSS violin making and repair graduate Rosemary Clancy, VM '10 was published in the June 23 issue of The Boston Globe.

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    Posted: July 3, 2014
  • Winterthur scholars visit

    A group of scholars from Winterthur Museum spent a day at NBSS learning about furniture making as part of the Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture project.

    Posted: July 3, 2014


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