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Jeffrey Cooper

Jeffrey Cooper is a furniture maker, specialty carver and public artist living and working in Portsmouth. He combines advanced woodworking skills and joinery with imaginative artistry, inspired by the work of architect Antonio Gaudi, Pablo Picasso, and Athabaskan artist Bill Reid. His custom furniture and public art works have been featured in libraries, museums, hospitals, schools and homes throughout the country. Public pieces can be seen locally at the League of NH Craftsmen in Concord, the Bridges House in Concord, Portsmouth Public Library, and the Lakes Region Community College in Laconia, NH. His philosophy is to think carefully about the environment in which his work will be seen, and to design work that relates specifically with that in mind. He believes that art best serves us when it is forward looking and inspirational, focusing on what is best in ourselves and our natural world.

Jeffrey Cooper's Work