Abbie Smith CF '19
Abbie working on a marquetry inlay

What led you to become a student at NBSS?

To be able to learn a craft that I enjoyed doing and sustain myself with it by starting my own business.

What was the best part of your education?

Being immersed in a large student body of the kind of people the School draws to it – interesting people.

What are you up to now?

Starting my own shop in my converted garage where I hope to be able to do commission work for clients.

What advice do you have for NBSS students in your industry?

That lots of organizations, foundations, and groups are putting money forth to help emerging makers and artists succeed. Enter the contests and fill out the applications, and they will help you achieve what you want to accomplish.

See more of Abbie's current work on her website or her Instagram feed @smithcraft19.

Drop leaf table with carving and inlay by Abbie Smith Heart-back arm chair by Abbie Smith

Above: Drop-leaf table (L) and Heart-back arm chair (R) by Abbie