Education: 

John Makepeace School for Craftsmen in Wood, Dorset, England 1992 
BA Economics, Connecticut College 1986 

 

Experience:

1992- present:  Black Creek Designs LLC Specializing in commissioned, one-off designed furniture.

1990-1992:  Parnham College, John Makepeace School for Craftsmen in Wood 


1986-1990:  Carpenter specializing in restoration. Award for Best House Restoration, Washington County, NY 1988 

 

Awards:

Milford Art Council, Furniture: Living with Art, 1st place, 2014

Curator, The Next Wave- A Third Generation of Studio Furniture Makers 2011

Connecticut Artist Fellowship Grant  2010

PMA Craft Show, Wharton Esherick Prize for Excellence in Wood  2007

USA Craft Today, Silvermine  Guild Galleries, Best in Wood 2005

Spectrum 2005, New Canaan Society of the Arts, Best in Show 2005

Mystic Art Association, Furniture: A Celebration of the Individual Craftsman, Award for Best in Show 2003
Mystic Art Association, Furniture: A Celebration of the Individual Craftsman, Award for Most Creative Design 2003

Society for Connecticut Crafts Annual Exhibition, Honorable Mention for Excellence in Wood 2001
American Crafts Council Craft Fair, Sarasota, FL, Honorable Mention for Excellence in Craft 2000 
Society for Connecticut Crafts Annual Exhibition, Award for Excellence in Wood 1998 
Guilford Handcrafts, First Place Booth 1998 
Northeastern Woodworkers Association Showcase, First Place Contemporary Table Category 1998
Smallpiece Trust Award for Best Piece of Furniture (Series Chair) July 1992

Collections:
White House Ornament Collection, Washington, DC            

Ironwood Gallery, Ridgefield, CT                                                                                 

General Cigar Company, Windsor, CT                                                             

Sansar Gallery, Washington, DC

Fiell Gallery, London, England                                                     

The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA                          

Creations Fine Woodworking Gallery, Hockessin, DE

Elizabeth Howard

  

Private collections in the UK, Turkey and USA             

Publications:
Bespoke: Furniture from 101 International Artists, Ashley Rooney, Forward -Thomas Throop, Schiffer Books                                                                           500 Cabinets, by Ray Hemachandra and John Grew Sheridan, Lark Books 2010

Wood Art Today 2, by Jeffery B. Snyder, Schiffer Books  2010

Wood Art Today, by Dona Meilach, Schiffer Books  2003
Custom Furniture Source Book - A Guide to 125 Craftsmen, by Kerry Pierce, Taunton Press  2001
New Canaan, Darien, Rowayton Magazine- Profiile and Interview

NY Times - Handcrafted: Past and Present at the Fairfield Museum

New England Home Magazine- Perspectives feature
Connecticut College Alumni Magazine-Profile and Intervie-w

Life@ Home Magazine- Profiile and Interview
Connecticut Preview Magazine- Profile

Fairfield County Times- Interview and Profile
Danbury News Times- Inteview and Profile

Connecticut Cottages and Gardens
Renovation Style Magazine
Home Furniture Magazine-Article and Cover 
Woodshop News-Profile 
Design Week 
Design Week-Special Chair Edition
Woodworker Magazine 
Cabinet Maker Magazine 
House and Gardens 
Manchester Journal Inquirer 
Hartford Courant 

Selected Exhibitions

Architectural Digest Design Show, New York, NY  2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Milford Arts Council, Furniture: Living With Art, Milford CT 2014

Silvermine Art Guild, Featured Artist, New Canaan, CT 2013

Reynolds Fine Art Gallery, Furniture Invitational, New Haven CT 2013

Solo Exhibition, Gallery 12, New Canaan, CT  2008/ 2009, 2011/ 2012

The Next Wave- A Third Generation of Studio Furniture Makers, Windsor Art Center, Windsor CT  2011

A Just Standard, CT Commission on Culture and Tourism, Hartford CT  2011

Phiadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelpia, PA  2007

Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington DC  2006, 2007

American Craft Exposition, Evanston IL  2006, 2007

Spectrum 2005, New Canaan Society of the Arts, New Canaan, CT   2005

CraftBoston, Boston, MA  2005

Art from Connecticut Forests, Lyman Allyn Art Museum  2004
Studio Furniture, The Mill Gallery, Guilford Handcraft Center, Guilford, CT  2004
SOFA New York, New York, represented by the Jeffrey Weiss Gallery  2003, 2004
SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL represented by the Jeffrey Weiss Gallery  2002, 2003

Local Treasures, Ironwood Gallery, Ridgefield, CT  2003
Elegant Solutions- an Installation, 3 Person Show, Jeffrey Weiss Gallery, Black Rock, CT  2002
Artful Furniture + Lighting, Ironwood Gallery, Ridgefield, CT  2002
Washington Craft Show, Washington, DC  2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Harmony in Material and Form, Solo Exhibition, Creations Gallery, Hockessin, DE  2001
ACC Craft Fair, Baltimore, MD 1994,1996, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006
ACC Craft Fair, Sarasota, FL  2000
Westchester Craft Show, White Plains, NY  2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011  
USA Craft Today, Silvermine Guild Galleries, New Canaan, CT 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008
Society for Connecticut Crafts Annual Exhibition, CT 1996-2001
Mystic Art Association, Furniture: A Celebration of the Individual Craftsman, Mystic, CT 1998- 2004, 2007
Philadelphia Furniture and Furnishings Show, Philadelphia, PA  1998,1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
7th Annual Northeast Woodworkers' Association Showcase, Saratoga, NY  1998
Crafts Park Avenue-Spring and Fall, New York, NY  1995-2002 
Celebration of American Crafts, New Haven, CT  1994-2006
Guilford Handcrafts, Guilford, CT  1995, 1997-2000
The Craftsman's Chair, Lynn Tendler Bignell Gallery, Brookfield Crafts Center, Brookfield, CT  1997 
H. Pelham Curtis Gallery, Living Images and Shapes, 2 Person Show, New Canaan, CT  1997
ACC Craft Fair, West Springfield, MA  1995
Pelham Curtis Gallery, Biennial Exhibition, New Canaan, CT  1995 
25th Annual "A Show of Hands", Concord, MA  1995 
Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Showcase Gallery, Hartford, CT  1995 
Wadsworth Athenaeum Craft Show, Hartford, CT  1995 
Loft Gallery, New Views, 2 Person Show, Guilford, CT  1995 
Schenectady Museum Crafts Show, Schenectady, NY   1994
Group Show, Asylum Gallery, Ghent, NY  1993 
Decorative Arts Today, Bonhams, London, England   1993 
Parnharn at Sotheby's, London, England  1992 
New Designers, Business Design Center, London, England  1992