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Boxmakers Who Think Outside the Box

comments (1) August 25th, 2009 in blogs

Tom Tom McKenna, Managing Editor
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Lava by Andrew Crawford, 2008. Materials: birch plywood, oak, dyed veneer, amboyna veneer, and ebony.
As the World Turns and the Seasons Spin by Jacques Vesery,  2009. Materials: swiss pear, white oak, fossil mammoth ivory, acrylics and metal leaf.
Hat in a Box by Steven Kennard, 2005. Materials: snakewood, African blackwood.
Lava by Andrew Crawford, 2008. Materials: birch plywood, oak, dyed veneer, amboyna veneer, and ebony. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

"Lava" by Andrew Crawford, 2008. Materials: birch plywood, oak, dyed veneer, amboyna veneer, and ebony.

Photo: Courtesy of the Messler Gallery

Looking to expand your vision of what a box oughta be? Then check out Boxes and Their Makers, an exhibit opening Sept. 11 at the Messler Gallery in Rockport, Maine.

This dazzling display will highlight the work of 34 woodworkers from all over the world who have redefined the basic box. The boxes will be on display until Nov. 25, 2009. If you're unable to visit in person, you'll  be able to check out a few of the boxes online. The Messler Gallery is part of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship.

For some immediate gratification, browse more than 350 creative box designs featured in FineWoodworking.com's Build Outside the Box photo gallery contest.

 



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kneeland225 kneeland225 writes: Hey -- there's also a new book, The New Masters of the Wooden Box, that was just published that features all 34 artists. It's based on the box exhibit and Peter Korn, the director of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, wrote the foreword. It's a great looking book...
Posted: 4:06 pm on August 27th

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