Driving America's Art Scene - Hunterdon County, NJ USA

Wright

Wright

Douglas Wright

Douglas Wright

Woodworking

50 Kingwood Avenue, Frenchtown, NJ 08825

Doug’s studio will be open on Saturday, May 1 from 10 AM to 4 PM & Sunday, May 2 from 11 AM to 4 PM.

I’m an engineer by degree, and an artist at heart. My formal education was at Carnegie Mellon University, and my artistic education has been ongoing, including a one-year apprenticeship with furniture designer Jeffrey Greene. I think this combination provides a good base for creating furniture that is aesthetically interesting, functional and has structural integrity. I love the whole process – sketching a concept, working out the details, and bringing the piece to life in the shop.

My design interests lie in creating pieces with straightforward lines. I prefer working with North American hardwoods such as black walnut, cherry, and maple, saving imported exotics for details and accents. Stone, glass, and other materials also find their way into my designs. I feel fortunate to live in this area, which has a rich artistic tradition and a thriving community of artisans. The result is an environment that provides a great source of inspiration for design and quality craftsmanship.

Orr

Orr

Traci Orr

Traci Orr

Woodworking

Traci Orr’s work will be on display in THAT’s exhibition at Hunterdon Art Museum, 7 Lower Center┬áStreet, Clinton, NJ on Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2, 2021 from 11 AM to 5 PM.

Traci can be contacted at traci_orr@yahoo.com

I found a passion in woodworking over the past year; every aspect of it. I love the sawdust, the smell of the wood, the textures of it, and its character. I love seeing what a raw piece of wood can beautifully be turned into. Everything is 100% Handmade right here in Hunterdon County. By nature, all pieces are unique and never duplicated.