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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Indiana Artisan Furniture Makers Guild

The State has recognized 11 Hoosier furniture makers as Indiana Artisans.  From Switzerland, Floyd and Perry counties, down along the Ohio River, up to Carroll, Howard and Madison counties, the work of the 11 Artisans represents a wide variety of furniture styles.

To formally launch the organization, its members and their work, the Guild will mount an exhibition throughout the month of May in Noblesville’s Judge Stone House, an historic home one block south of the Courthouse Square, believed to be the oldest remaining residence in Noblesville, and part of the Nickel Plate Arts campus.
The exhibition will feature the work of six Artisans — George Abiad, of Abiad Woodworking, in Anderson; Greg Adams, of Willow by Greg Adams, in Lapel; Pete Baxter, of Pete Baxter Woodworks, in Seymour; Darin Caldwell, of Darin Caldwell Design, in Tell City; Andy Cole, of Cole & Sons, in Russiaville; and Peter Falk, of Falk Wood Studio, in Cutler. Indianapolis-based Interior Designer Chip Kalleen will design the multi-room exhibit, accessorizing the furniture with the work of other Indiana Artisans.

Indiana Artisan is the State’s designation for art and food artisans of the highest caliber. The work of 296 artisans in 63 Indiana counties has been juried and is part of the brand designed to help define the State by its exceptional art and foods. An Indiana Artisan is a Hoosier recognized for careful attention to detail, knowledge of a craft and an entrepreneurial spirit. His or her talent contributes to Indiana’s reputation for quality work, and the Artisan brand includes glass, wood, fiber, leather, paintings in all genre, drawings, paper, clay, jewelry, sculpture, and more. Foods include wine, specialty cheeses, popcorns, sauces, syrups, jams, breads, fudge, chocolates, candies, brandies, and more.

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I am proud to be a part of this highly skilled and talented group of woodworkers. Our goal is to unify efforts to promote Indiana Artisan-made furniture throughout the country.

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