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N.Y. artisan given Smithsonian award

Written by Jennifer Hicks Friday, 26 June 2009 17:50

Michael Puryear, who runs a one-man shop, honored with the Silver Award for his contemporary woodworking skills



WAC grant will help N.Y. furniture maker

Written by Jennifer Hicks Friday, 26 June 2009 17:46

Judd Weisberg, of Judd Weisberg Designs in Lexington, N.Y., is a rustic designer, teacher and custom furniture builder who recently completed a project to improve his company’s ability to attract new customers. The project was funded, in part, through a federal grant administered by the Watershed Agricultural Council’s Forestry Program.



Shop teacher fights to keep his program

Written by Jennifer Hicks Friday, 26 June 2009 17:45

Instructor says woodworking technology curriculum at Rhode Island school could be on the chopping block for next year



Milwaukee show changes its venue and dates

Friday, 26 June 2009 17:44

KL Communications, promoters of the fourth annual Milwaukee Fine Furnishings & Fine Craft Show, changed this year’s event to Oct. 3-4 in The Garage at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. The show was originally scheduled for Sept. 26-27 at the Midwest Airlines Center in Milwaukee.



Sam Maloof, America’s woodworking icon, dies

Friday, 26 June 2009 17:43

Sam Maloof, an American icon, famous designer and builder of simple, beautiful, comfortable functional furniture passed away May 21 at his Alta Loma, Calif., home following a brief illness. He was 93.
Maloof’s furniture-making career spanned six decades, beginning with building pieces in a garage for his own home, and progressing to owning a shop that produced pieces including the world-famous Maloof rocking chair.



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