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NHFMA celebrates past work by members

NHFMA’s exhibit in Concord, N.H.

NHFMA’s exhibit in Concord, N.H.

The New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association will host “Looking Back: Vintage Works” at its gallery in Concord, N.H., through June 11. Each featured piece is at least 25 years old and predates the formation of the group. An opening reception on Apr. 6 let attendees meet the makers.

The exhibit looks at how time can affect the color, pattern and overall feel of a piece of furniture. The furniture on display is not for sale but serves as an example of what can be made or commissioned from someone in the invitation-only group.

The group recently added Evan Court and Duncan Gowdy as invited artists who were nominated to present their work to the Furniture Masters’ jury for careful review. Selection demands a mastery level of fine furniture making.

“Furniture making is a timeless craft, and we are continuously seeking new members who are producing at the master level,” David Lamb, co-chairman of the NHFMA, said in a statement. “Evan and Duncan have distinct aesthetics and exceptional technique and that is what drew us to them. When we add new members, we bring inspiration to our members and an expanded reach of collectors and admirers.”

Court is a graduate of the North Bennet Street School where he studied furniture making and cabinetry. His studio is in Rollinsford, N.H.

Gowdy makes furniture in Holden, Mass., that incorporates his original photography and objects whose shapes pique his interest.

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