For the past 12 years, Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez CF '99 has led NBSS as its president, the first graduate of the School to do so. He will step down at the end of this year, December 2018. During a recent visit in his office—with a writing desk of his own design and making behind him—Miguel reflected on his time as President and offered a glimpse of his own plans for the future.
Todd Davis, a 2016 graduate of the Bookbinding program, was recently featured on the Western Avenue Studios Artist Association's blog. Western Avenue Studios offers work space to more than 280 artists in Lowell, Massachusetts. In addition to owning and operating his own bindery there, Todd also currently works part-time at the front desk here at the School.
Steve Brown CF '90, Instructor in the Cabinet & Furniture Making program, recently published a great how-to article in Fine Woodworking. The classic cabriole leg is a solid design choice for period furniture makers, but even with just that leg style, choosing from a variety of foot styles to go with it can be daunting. Steve helps clarify the process with step-by-step instructions for laying out and carving three common feet for the cabriole leg: the pad, slipper, and trifid foot.
Our yearly magazine publication features great stories and updates from the School. Read about a bookbinding grad working at FEMA, shop tours, how we're expanding student resources, a recap of Graduation and the Annual Celebration of Craft, this year's Distinguished Alumni Award Winner, and more!
Lori Foley BB '95, Administrator of the Heritage Emergency National Task Force at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has charted what might be considered an unusual course: from training in the Bookbinding program at North Bennet Street School to leading the national effort on protecting cultural heritage from the damaging effects of natural disasters and other emergencies.