7 Questions with Peter Galbert
Simple really, we ask Peter questions, and he answers them
After attending art school, Peter Galbert worked as a furniture and cabinetmaker in New York City in the late 1990s. When he decided to set up his own shop in 2000, he knew he needed to find a way of working that required very little space and very little investment. He found it in Windsor chairmaking, and he’s been focused on chairs ever since. In addition to making chairs, he is an active writer, toolmaker, and teacher, having taught at craft schools in the U.S. and abroad. He lives in Boston, and does most of his teaching at his workshop in southern New Hampshire and at the North Bennet Street School. His writing has been featured in numerous magazines and in 2015 he wrote and illustrated “Chairmaker’s Notebook” (Lost Art Press), a comprehensive explanation of how to build Windsor chairs. His website is www.petergalbert.com.
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