Masters of the Craft

Masters of the Craft

Greg Brown Carves Out a Career

comments (7) June 4th, 2014 in blogs

JonBinzen Jon Binzen, senior editor
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Growing up near Hartford, Connecticut, Greg Brown had virtually no exposure to woodwork and no training in art or design. Yet now, just past 30, he designs, builds and carves custom furniture with great confidence and personal flair.

This audio slide show presents an array of his work and takes a closer look at how he designed and constructed several extraordinary recent projects.

 

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Comments (7)

Matt_V Matt_V writes: Very nice overview and wonderful carvings!
Posted: 12:46 am on July 14th

61A 61A writes: Absolutely fabulous carving, inspirational.
Posted: 12:08 pm on July 10th

Blue_Rocco Blue_Rocco writes: What an inspiration to us all.
Posted: 3:44 pm on July 7th

RobertWyatt_NH RobertWyatt_NH writes: I am always amazed when viewing Greg's work up close. His designs, wood selection and joinery stand out on their own. Then you examine the carvings that he incorporates into his pieces and become awestruck. If you are lucky enough to meet Greg at one of his showings you will discover that he is very approachable and willing to talk shop.
Posted: 9:18 pm on July 5th

pft57 pft57 writes: I have had the pleasure of seeing Greg perfect his skill over the years. My son was his friend growing up and his roomate in Boston while he attended Bennet st.
I remember seeing him early carving a ball and claw foot and being amazed by his skill and patience.
On a trip to Boston to visit my son we went by the bennet st school where he had finished the sideboard pictured and was amazed at the detail in the grape leaves on the legs each one taking a week to carve
Above all he is a humble easy going well rounded. I enjoy reading as he continues to perfect his craft.
Posted: 7:44 pm on July 5th

LMNebenist LMNebenist writes: Not sure why but the last three or four pieces by Jon, the audio starts over midway thru the slides. Have you heard this before? Mostly viewing with iPad. Thanks.

Love these pieces.
Posted: 11:05 pm on June 5th

wsimpson wsimpson writes: Wonderful!
Posted: 8:55 am on June 5th

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