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Interview with Outgoing President Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez CF '99

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 BB '16 of Western Avenue Studios

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.

Making Cabriole Legs with Steve Brown

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.

Check Out the Latest Issue of Benchmarks

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!

What The World Needs More Of

Message From the President: I have been proud to be the President of this wonderful school for the past 12 years, and at the end of this year I will pass on the role to a new, capable leader. I'd like to share some thoughts about what I have learned since coming here, first as a student 22 years ago, and later as president.