We Need Your Help Fostering New Furniture Craftsmen (and Women, too!)

By | July 28, 2014


Take a moment to watch our video launching the fundraising campaign to support the Prison Outreach Programs in Maine and New Hampshire and our Mentoring Master program.

Founded in 1993, the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association, and its 501(c)3 arm, the New Hampshire Institute of Furniture Making, are dedicated to preserving, promoting and expanding the art and craft of fine furniture making in the US.  Starting with a handful of members, we now have 30 members who are all Masters of furniture making, and who all teach, write, lecture, and educate, as well as exhibit, make and sell. We are from different backgrounds, approach the craft from odd angles, and yet find we have much common ground in our fundamental belief that making fine furniture is a craft that needs to be preserved. We currently run the programs in the state prison systems in NH and ME, and have a mentor program for younger artists.

But we cannot do this alone!

We spend about $10,000 per year, and donate countless hours, to these programs. All of it from contributions, all of it for these educational outreach efforts. Since starting the Mentoring programs in 2010 and the Maine prison program in 2012, we find we need more funding than what we have traditionally received, so we are trying to see if Razoo is the right platform to reach those people who are interested in helping us accomplish our objectives.

Help us reach those people who will be the next generation of fine furniture makers by donating now!