In this 13-part series, we will spotlight each of the makers in the "Conversations in Craft" collaborative exhibit, and share their creative process. Paula Garbarino CA '80, CF '88 created a stand with marquetry, which was inspired by a tilt-top stand ca. 1810 from the collection at Fruitlands Museum.
This is part 2 of a 13-part series on the artisans in "Conversations in Craft." William Locke CF '94 crafted a sleek chest in figured cherry, inspired by a historic dressing table. He summarized his creative process, saying that wood choice is "beyond important, its critical—the decision of where to put a single stick of wood can change the overall appearance for the viewer."
This is part 3 of a 13-part series on the artisans in "Conversations in Craft." Harmoniously blending historical precedent with his own artistic vision, Lance Patterson CF '79 created two distinct interpretations of the Grecian table from The Old Manse. His decision to have the tables transform into music stands is to make them relevant and utilitarian for today's home.
This is part 4 of a 13-part series on the artisans in "Conversations in Craft." Bob Miller CF '11 drew upon his love of Moorish architecture when designing his project, specifically looking to the common doorways of Northern Africa and Southern Spain. When nested, his tables create an arcade that emphasizes the elegant simplicity of the keyhole arch found in the region.
This is part 5 of a 13-part series on the artisans in "Conversations in Craft." Eli Cleveland CF '09 didn't want to craft an object that "would be set in time," so he turned to the story of Mabel Choate, the woman who most recently owned the historic piece, to draw inspiration.