Michael Gleason: Striving for Fine Furniture
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Michael Gleason made custom cabinetry and furniture at Gleason, Hendrick & Devine from 1981–2014 and did antique restoration with Nils Johnson at A.G. Johnson & Son from 1972 to 1981. He has taught woodworking and furniture restoration for over three decades at the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts.
He says, “Over many years as a professional woodworker, I have built hundreds of rooms full of cabinets and bookcases and benches and tables. It was great to be able to make a living building things. Creatively, however, it could be confining. So whenever I get a chance to design and build something on my own, I really enjoy the freedom and hope that what I make is beautiful and useful.”
“I’ve been teaching at the Eliot School for many years. Through those years, I’ve always enjoyed being able to convey to others an enthusiasm for craft. People love to make things or fix things or play with things. It’s fun to help them learn to do that. It has also been a real joy for me to have met so many terrific people through the classes I’ve taught.”
This exhibit is sponsored by the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts showcasing a member of their faculty.