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‘The American Woodshop’ returns for 22nd season

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 February 2015 00:00

american_woodshopThe American Woodshop,” with co-hosts Scott and Suzy Phillips, is in its 22nd season on PBS, featuring projects based on the theme of “Bringing It Home.”

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Fine Furnishings shows see attendance gains

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 February 2015 00:00

Attendance was up at the two Fine Furnishings shows in 2014, according to producer Karla Little. The Milwaukee show, held Oct. 3-5, had a 17 percent increase at the gate, while attendance at the Nov. 7-9 show in Pawtucket, R.I., jumped 11 percent.

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AWFS debuts youth marketing campaign

Written by Jennifer Hicks Sunday, 18 January 2015 00:00

The Association of Woodworking & Furniture Suppliers rolled out a new marketing campaign called “Meet the New Face of Manufacturing,” designed to improve the image of jobs in manufacturing and attract more young people to the wood industry.

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Spike TV launches ‘Framework’ furniture show

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 January 2015 00:00

spikeSpike TV will debut a competitive furniture design series, “Framework,” on Jan. 6. Hosted by hip-hop artist, actor and author Common, the show features 13 contestants vying for a $100,000 cash prize and the opportunity for their work to be sold by a major furniture manufacturer.

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Schools join in promoting studio-based retreats

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 January 2015 00:00

schoolsFive craft schools are collaborating to launch the National Craft School Initiative, which made its debut in a special exhibit at the Nov. 5-8 Sculptural Object and Functional Art expo in Chicago.

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