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

  • 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
  • American Craft Week

    North Bennet Street School invites the public to tour the school, take a workshop and visit the craft gallery during American Craft Week, October 3 - 12, 2014.

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    Posted: September 17, 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 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 Read the blog post. ( 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 .)

    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 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.


    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
  • Celebrating Christine Lovgren

    In the last weeks of the school year, the NBSS community gathered to celebrate Christine Lovgren's contribution to the piano technology program in her more than 30 years as an instructor. Although she is retiring from NBSS, Christine looks forward to continuing her active tuning practice.

    Posted: July 3, 2014
  • NBSS job openings

    NBSS is currently accepting applications for two positions.

    The craft gallery sells the work of students and alumni and operates as a retail store selling tools and school logo items to students and the general public. The Gallery Manager is responsible for all aspects of the gallery's operations, including consignment management, product selection, ordering, inventory management, sales, promotion and supervision of sales staff.

    The Building Superintendent is responsible for the care and security of the school facilities after normal school hours, on holidays and weekends and when the school is unoccupied.

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    Posted: July 3, 2014
  • Alumni summer fun

    NBSS Alumni Summer Party
    Saturday, July 26, 2014
    Saco's Bowl Haven / Flatbread Company
    45 Day Street, Somerville MA
    4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

    Pizza and lanes provided by the Alumni Association. The event is open to alumni and their families or one additional guest. Please provide your guest(s) names in your reply. Lane space is limited; RSVP to by July 18.

    Hope to see you there!

    Posted: July 3, 2014
  • Register now for fall workshops

    It's not too late to register for a summer workshop... and not too early to plan for after Labor Day.

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    Posted: July 3, 2014
  • La Couleur du Vent: an international exhibit of design bindings

    Exhibit dates: July 18 - September 14, 2014
    Opening reception, July 18, 2014, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
    (Closed August 28 - September 3)

    Windgate Gallery, North Bennet Street School, 150 North Street, Boston
    La couleur du vent includes the work of fifty one binders. The invitation to participate was extended to former students of the Ecole Estienne in Paris and member bookbinders of ARA Canada.

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    Posted: June 17, 2014
  • Graduation 2014

    Finishing the requirements for graduation at North Bennet Street School takes hard work, commitment and dedication. At the June 6, 2014 ceremony at Old North Church in Boston, family, friends and the extended school community celebrated the extraordinary achievements of the class of 2014.

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    Posted: June 10, 2014
  • Alumni work on Antiques Roadshow

    Michael Patrick Wheeler, CF '77 made oversize banding samples for Antiques Roadshow that were used to describe how decorative banding is made. The samples were featured on the show and the video clip is available on the Antiques Roadshow web site.
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    Posted: June 3, 2014
  • Blog reviews the Annual Student & Alumni exhibit

    "Jewels Among Furniture at North Bennet Street School Exhibit" is the title of a Design New England blog post by Courtney Kasianowicz. Her review of the annual student and alumni exhibit and Annual Evening of Traditional Craft praised the work and the event.

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    Posted: June 3, 2014
  • Carpentry students in the field

    Carpentry students, under the leadership of instructor Brian Vogt, are hard at work on an addition in Wayland. If you have a project in the Boston area and would like to submit it for consideration for a future carpentry program project, click here.

    Posted: June 3, 2014

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