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Radical Jewelry Makeover: Boston

In a collaboration with Massachusetts College of Art and Design, NBSS, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, jewelry making students collected, sorted, and remade over 70 donations from the Boston area, culminating in an exhibition of rings, necklaces, brooches, earrings, and more—all for sale. The project aims to offer an informed and creative alternative to traditional mining practices and jewelry production.

In the Making: Earth-Bound Building

On Thursday, November 18, 2021 Blain Snipstal—founder, designer, and lead builder of Earth-Bound Building—joined us in conversation with Preservation Carpentry Instructor Michael Burrey. Blain and Michael talked in-depth on the negative impacts modern construction have on our planet and how low-impact building can benefit us all, intersections with historic preservation, and the difficulties the face in building green. Plus, Michael gave a tour of his lime pit and kiln! Watch the full event.

NBSS Students Featured on Open Studio

WGBH's Open Studio with Jared Bowen interviewed two of our students who made big career shifts in coming to NBSS: former urban planner, now carpenter Madeline Colety CA '22, and former pilot, now piano technician Amin Tabrizi PT '22. Watch the segment here.

7 Reasons Why You Should Move to Boston

From the public spaces, to the waterfront, to historic sites to landmarks, the city of Boston offers endless possibilities. It's often said that Boston is a "big small town," because of its intimate yet expansive feel. It's where knowledge and intellectual pursuits abound, and where history is not far. Here are some reasons why people call the City on a Hill their home.

In the Making: Notre Dame Truss Project

On Thursday, November, 4, we explored how our 2021 Preservation Carpentry graduates joined a team in Washington D.C., recreating a full-scale truss of the damaged Notre Dame Cathedral using only medieval carpentry techniques. Joining us were Rick and Laura Brown of Handshouse Studio who created and led the project, and Henry Newhard, an alumni of the Preservation Carpentry program who was part of the crew.



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