Date: Monday, June 19, 2017 9:00 am - Friday, June 23, 2017 5:00 pm
Categories: Summer Classes*

Carve A Newport Shell

Newport Shell

June 19 ~ 23 2017 Monday  ~ Friday 9:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM

Instructor: Phil Lowe

Level: Intermediate ~ Advanced

Tuition: $775 Includes Material

The Goddards and Townsends, 18th century furniture makers from Rhode Island, produced the finest block front furniture ever made. This uniquely American form,  has brought record breaking amounts at New York's best auction houses. This class will explore the design of the Newport shell with close attention given to the over-all modeling, the central scroll motif, and to the undulating curves of each lobe. Learn the techniques that these furniture makers implemented to create this truly masterful piece of work.