Recent Carpentry graduate and Army veteran Khounchai Linlavong CA '17 gave a moving speech at the 2017 Annual Celebration of Craft Preview Dinner. That evening, he described his road to recovery as an injured veteran and how his training in the Carpentry program changed his life. Watch the video of his speech here.
When this exhibit was first conceived as a collaboration between curator and artisan, it didn't take too long for the word 'Conversations' to find its way into the title. The concept for this exhibition was simple: working with furniture makers from NBSS, we wanted to create a dialogue between historic objects and new interpretations to celebrate the rich legacy and continuing tradition of New England craft.
Bookbinding alumnus and Continuing Education instructor Samuel Feinstein BB '12 was recently featured in a two-part interview with Dmitri Koutsipetsidis. Samuel is a private practice bookbinder specializing in fine bindings, gold finishing, rounded spine clamshell boxes, and new bindings in period style.
NBSS is partnering with Umbrella Arts in Concord on a special exhibit of alumni and affiliate work, including furniture makers, bookbinders, and violin makers. Exhibit open from Thursday, October 26 to Sunday, November 26.
Two Preservation Carpentry alumni, Steve Brown and Greg Ghazil, were recently featured in an article by Woodworker's Journal, highlighting their preservation work at the Mount Auburn Cemetery. Greg says, "Our jobs at Mount Auburn are a nice balance of hands and brain. I love working with my hands, and the variety of projects here offers a constant challenge. Every project has a different set of issues to resolve."