Tuesday, March 20, 2012

2012 FURNITURE SOCIETY-POWERMATIC SCHOLARSHIPS HAS BEEN AWARDED TO FIVE STUDENTS OF FURNITURE DESIGN

Alfred Sharp, president of The Furniture Society announced five winners of the 2012 Furniture Society-Powermatic Student Workshop Scholarship. These workshop scholarships are awarded annually to enrich the hands-on education of creative students of furniture design.

Scholarship recipients were selected by a committee consisting of John Dennison, past conference co-chair, North Saanich, BC; Barry Schwaiger from Powermatic, LaVergne, TN; and Miguel Gomez-Ibanez, former Furniture Society president, Boston, MA.

The 2012 scholarship recipients are:

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

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

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

Sophie Glenn, New York, N.Y., a student at Purchase College will attend a workshop on fundamentals of boat building at Penland School of Crafts, Penland, N.C.
Nathaniel Chambers, Clyde, N.C., a student attending Haywood Community College will participate in a workshop on making connections/basketry at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine.

Each 2012 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.

“This year’s scholarship winners are on the path to become future leaders in the art of furniture design,” said Sharp. “That’s why the Furniture Society-Powermatic Student Workshop Scholarships are a sound investment in the advancement of American furniture-making.”


 

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