|Project by Goldwoman||posted 03-26-2015 07:10 PM||1503 views||6 times favorited||9 comments|
After 36 years as a designer in advertising, I started designing furniture in 2003, but came to realize that in order to really design furniture, I had to learn to build furniture. So, at 56 I changed careers and have been working as an apprentice for 14 months under the guidance of Master Furniture Maker Phillip Sell in Wimberley, Texas.
This bed is my first piece (designed and built), just completed for entry in the Texas Furniture Makers Show in Kerrville, TX. (http://www.texasfurnituremakersshow.org/) The bed is Queen size, in solid Walnut. I was inspired by the Willow Chair by Charles Rennie Macintosh, and by Phillip’s contemporary pieces.
I am so honored at having been accepted to the show, which was my goal for my first year!
*Update: This was first posted in 2013, and I am thrilled to report that I was given two awards at the show! Best Apprentice, and a Judges Special Award. All pieces are judged blindly, meaning they don’t know who made what, so I was judged within the entire field, and when they realized I was a first year Apprentice, they gave me the second award! I am so humbled and grateful for this honor. I can’t wait to post pics of my entry for this year….stay tuned!
-- "The right path always feels too good to be true. It always feels like so much fun you can't believe it." -Dr. Christine Northrup