Powermatic, Furniture Society scholarship winners announced

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Five furniture design students received workshop scholarships from Powermatic and The Furniture Society.

Each scholarship recipient is given up to $3,000 to attend a specific one-, two- or eight-week workshop offered by schools participating in the program. The scholarships cover tuition, housing, on-campus meals and a travel stipend.

“The scholarship program encourages innovation and assists promising students of furniture-making to hone their knowledge and skills,” Powermatic director of product development Barry Schwaiger said in a statement. “Some of these students will go on to head their own independent workshops, while others will become designers and executives in the furniture industry.”

The recipients are:

Brendon Taylor of Oakville, Ontario, a student at Sheridan College who will attend a workshop on metal furniture at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Colo.

Bradley Wolcott of Brookline, Mass., who attends the North Bennet Street School and will participate in a workshop on finishing at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine.

Vincent Edwards of Bloomington, Ind., who attends Herron School of Art & Design, and will participate in a workshop on advanced woodworking at Anderson Ranch Arts Center.

Sophie Glenn of New York City, a student at Purchase College who will attend a workshop on fundamentals of boat building at Penland School of Crafts in Penland, N.C.

Nathaniel Chambers of Clyde, N.C., a student at Haywood Community College who will participate in a workshop on making connections/basketry at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine.

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