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Wood/Furniture

Students study materials and learn essential skills necessary to work with wood and related materials such as metal or clay to design objects that may be functional as well as aesthetically pleasing works of art (B.F.A. or B.S.).

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Wood/Furniture, B.F.A.

Wood/Furniture, B.F.A.

Wood/Furniture, B.S.

Wood/Furniture, B.S.

Wood/Furniture (Minor)

Wood/Furniture (Minor)

About Wood/Furniture

Offering B.F.A. and B.S. degrees, the Wood/Furniture program has a strong academic component.  The degree offers students a broadly grounded educational experience as a basis for beginning career as professional designers or artists.  The focus is on developing the aesthetic, conceptual and technical skills necessary to foster creativity as the student works towards developing their individual identity as a visual designer/artist.

Visiting Artist

A past visiting artist was Kurt Hertzog, a nationally known wood turner.  A professional wood turner, Kurt enjoys the continuum of woodturning from making his own turning tools including the photographing of his finished turnings. He keeps his turnings diverse in an effort to explore fully the craft and the medium. As frequent demonstrator and instructor, on all facets of woodturning, he particularly enjoys teaching tool sharpening, work holding, and advanced pen making.

http://www.kurthertzog.com/demos.htm

Resident Artist Program

The Furniture/Wood program offers a year-long resident artist program for recent Buffalo State alumni, allowing them time to work on expanding their portfolio in preparation for graduate school or for further career development.

Furniture Program News, Events and Student Achievements

The International Asian Lacquer Symposium

In 2013 the Art Conservation, Design Department and Burchfield Penney Art Center organized the International Asian Lacquer Symposium at Buffalo State College.  Artists, art historians, conservators, curators and scientists from around the world participated in lectures, demonstrations and exhibitions on May 20-24 on the Buffalo State campus.  The Symposium explored the craft’s technical aspects through history and discussed the cultural differences in conservation approaches.  

Masters in National Living Treasures demonstrated their traditional techniques and introduced processes, materials and the tools that they use.

The highlight of the Symposium was the collection of artwork displayed in the Exhibition at the Burchfield Penney Art Center.  Seventy-three lacquer works by artists from seven countries became the centerpiece for the program.

The Korean Foundation and Ishikawa, Japan supported the Symposium and the Exhibition.

The International Asian Lacquer Symposium

In 2013 the Art Conservation, Design Department and Burchfield Penney Art Center organized the International Asian Lacquer Symposium at Buffalo State College.  Artists, art historians, conservators, curators and scientists from around the world participated in lectures, demonstrations and exhibitions on May 20-24 on the Buffalo State campus.  The Symposium explored the craft’s technical aspects through history and discussed the cultural differences in conservation approaches.  

Masters in National Living Treasures demonstrated their traditional techniques and introduced processes, materials and the tools that they use.

Nathaniel L. Hall was accepted into the graduate school at San Diego State University 2013.  

“Motomorphic Chair” was selected as finalist in the AWFS Fair in Las Vegas, NV in 2011 as part of the Fresh Wood Student Competition.  

“In and Out, of the Box” was selected as a finalist in the AWFS Fair in Las Vegas, NV in 2013 as part of the Fresh Wood Student Competition.

In 2015 Nathaniel Hall was selected as one of 13 designers to appear in Framework, a television show airing on Spike Network.

https://newsandevents.buffalostate.edu/news/design-alumnus-makes-cut-new-television-series

 

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