'Artisans' do woodwork at Statehouse

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Blog entry by Eric M. Saperstein posted 05-21-2011 06:43 AM 1074 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Artisans of the Valley was featured this week in The Hopewell Valley News!

May 19th, 2011

Click Here to view the article ‘Artisans’ do work at the Statehouse‘ by John Tredrea

Photo by Jeannine Flynn

Extract from the Article:

”We work in the Senate and Assembly chambers and in the rest of the building,” said 37-year-old Eric Saperstein, whose father, Stanley, started Artisans in the Valley years ago. “We’re in there a few times a month. We maintain the finishes, carve and replace moldings that have been knocked off. The color matching of the finishes has to be very precise. Part of the work is to minimize future damage. If you don’t maintain that kind of work, especially inlaid stuff, the carvings fall off. There’s a myth that you’re never supposed to touch antiques. That’s not true. If you don’t maintain them, they fall apart.”

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman

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