NH Prison Outreach Program Provides Essential Skills for Inmate’s Post-Incarceration Life

2021 represents the twenty-first year of the NH Furniture Masters Prison Outreach Program (POP), a program to teach men in the NH State Prison in Concord woodworking and furniture-making skills. Initiated by retired NH Superior Court Justice, Kathleen McGuire, the program offers weekly classes taught by Furniture Masters Tom McLaughlin and Terry Moore. For twenty-one […]

Guest Post: Alone Together – How do we engage with art when we can’t meet in person?

We are pleased to re-post this blog post written by Furniture Master Richard Oedel. For a link to the original post, click here. Alone Together – How do we engage with art when we can’t meet in person?By Richard Oedel It’s a question I’ve been struggling with.  People are reluctant to travel and visit galleries […]

Creative Solutions to the Coronavirus: Owain Harris Responds

Creative Solutions to the Coronavirus: Owain Responds  How the NH Furniture Masters are using creativity and craftsmanship to overcoming this global crisis How have you been keeping busy during the quarantine? Like many of my fellow Masters, I mostly work alone, so I have been able to continue working in the studio throughout. Focusing on work was especially […]

Creative Solutions to the Coronavirus: Tim Coleman Responds

Creative Solutions to the Coronavirus: Tim Coleman Responds  How the NH Furniture Masters are using creativity and craftsmanship to overcoming this global crisis How have you been keeping busy during the quarantine? The past three months have gone by in a blur. I’m in the workshop most days, but also taking advantage of the warmer weather by […]

Creative Solutions to the Coronavirus: Jeffrey Cooper Responds

Creative Solutions to the Coronavirus: Jeffrey Cooper Responds  How the NH Furniture Masters are using creativity and craftsmanship to overcoming this global crisis How have you been keeping busy during the quarantine? Happily, I have work and more work in the design stages. But I’m working at a more relaxed pace these days, spending more time in […]

Fine Studio Furniture Has Unlikely Origins

American Furniture Masters Institute Members Mentor Inmates in Fine Craftsmanship This is an article written about the Prison Outreach Program in the Maine State Prison. The program is administered by the American Furniture Masters Institute, which is the educational branch of the New Hampshire Furniture Masters. The American Furniture Masters Institute has successfully run the […]