Furniture News

Posted on Thursday, November 2, 2017 by Emily Viemeister

On October 24, Furniture Program students Malachi Trent and Helen Vanleuven were celebrated for their excellent work in the wood arts as recipients of the annual Ronald and Anita Wornick Award.

The Ronald and Anita Wornick Award recognizes, nourishes, and encourages talented students working in the field of contemporary craft at CCA by providing them with scholarships and showcasing their work in a special exhibition on campus. Trent and Vanleuven’s works are currently on view in an exhibition in CCA’s Nave Alcove space. 

Posted on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by Emily Viemeister

Furniture maker and current senior at CCA Rowan DiIoia has been selected as one of fifteen “Award of Excellence” winners of the 2017 John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - VSA Emerging Young Artists Program. The program recognizes and showcases the work of emerging young artists with disabilities. 

Rowan's work, a beautiful teardrop shaped cabinet, will be featured in a exhibition touring to museums and galleries across the United States. 

Posted on Friday, May 19, 2017 by Laura Braun

The space, which reminds me of the design version of an indoor-outdoor taqueria in Rosarito Beach, is gorgeous with its white tiles, wooden benches, and substantial, graceful wooden chairs imagined by California College of the Arts students.

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Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 by Laura Braun

Besides using regional purveyors — Riverdog, Mariquita and WOW farms — The Kebabery team went ultra-local with the interior, even adding chairs made exclusively by students from the California College of the Arts’ furniture production division.

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Posted on Monday, April 10, 2017 by Laura Braun

Milukhin — a weaving and textiles instructor at the Walnut Creek Center for Community Arts — is one of six artists tapped to participate in the yearlong program. The other artists are Julia Wilson, a visual artist from Oakland; Alameda-based sculptor Shawn HibmaCronan; Oakland textile artist Maureen McCourt; Dublin-based paper artist Lisa Long, and Oakland-based performer, composer and sound artist Hugh Livingston.

Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 by Laura Braun

The interior of the cozy restaurant, which mirrors the layout of Salsipuedes, is marked by white tiles, wooden benches and tables, and chairs designed specially for the restaurant as a project with the furniture production students of the California College of the Arts. Smaller, white versions of Camino’s distinctive lighting fixtures were designed especially for the space.

Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 by Laura Braun

Not much has been done to change the footprint of the 1,100-square-foot space, Moore says. But there are still plenty of touches that are pure Camino. Moore partnered with furniture-production students at California College of the Arts to fabricate the handmade oak and iron chairs. Blacksmith Jon Serregati, who built the grills and lighting fixtures at Camino, has also contributed chandeliers for the Kebabery.

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Posted on Monday, October 31, 2016 by Laura Braun

After my time at Scripps ended, I realized that interpreting and assessing the art of others was not my ultimate purpose in life. I wanted to create art of my own. As I contemplated which direction to take, it soon became clear that I needed to practice an art form that was physical and hands on. Thus, I enrolled in the furniture design department at The California College of the Arts (CCA). For me, the act of making/building/creating must engage both my mind and body—the physical act of making is a crucial component of my art.

Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 by Laura Braun

“I grew up in the trade,” says Schlesinger, whose father is a carpenter. He received his BFA at California College of the Arts and has been teaching woodworking and making furniture, sculpture, and drawings ever since. He built all the furniture for 1240 Minnesota, where he also directs the communal woodshop.

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Posted on Monday, August 15, 2016 by Laura Braun

This year’s Windgate Fellows in the wood/furniture categories are Anna Clark of Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis; Stacy Motte of California College of the Arts in Oakland, Calif.; and Brandon Kento Saisho of Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, R.I.

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