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Oct 4, 2019
Jan 18, 2020
141 N 3rd Street, Philadelphia PA 19106
11:00 am  - 5:00 pm

Making a Seat at the Table: Women Transform Woodworking

Oct 4, 2019 – Jan 18, 2020

Guest curators: Laura Mays and Deirdre Visser


All over North America and in all kinds of genres, women are making fantastic work in wood. Understanding that  woodworking has historically been a male-dominated field, this exhibition showcases work by women that demonstrates the breadth of contemporary woodworking and the ways these makers are both expanding the edges of the field and holding down the center. Making a Seat at the Table presents a diversity of objects made with a diversity of intentions: from small-batch products to one-off works, representing a range of technical approaches and scales and referencing an approach to woodworking that is rooted in questions of craft, use, the body, and domesticity.


Jennifer Anderson, Teresa Audet, Emily Bunker and Tiny WPA, Connie Chisholm, Vivian Chiu, Emma Chorostecki, Alex Clarke, Kate Davidson, Leigh Dotey, Heidi Earnshaw, Ashley Eriksmoen, Bec Evans, Annie Evelyn, Mollie Ferguson and Heather Trosdahl, Gail Fredell, Melanie Hamilton, BA Harrington, Katie Hudnall, Erin Irber, Laura Kishimoto, Yuri Kobayashi, Chris Lee, RH Lee and Would Works, Bowen Liu, Kristina Madsen, Sarah Marriage and A Workshop of Our Own, Heide Martin, Sarah Martin, Wendy Maruyama, Yvonne Mouser, Christy Oates, Jodie Prud’homme, SIOSI, Rosanne Somerson, Michaela Crie Stone, Katrina Tompkins, Briana Trujillo, Hannah Vaughan, Sarah Watlington, Leslie Webb, Folayemi Wilson, Kimberly Winkle, Kat Wong


Making a Seat at the Table: Women Transform Woodworking is made possible with generous assistance from The Krenov Foundation, a grant from The Furniture Society through its EFASO program, and a Craft Research Grant from the Center for Craft.




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