About Owain Harris

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Then

“My career in wood started 15 years ago on a framing crew pounding nails and carrying lumber. From there I spent time on a finish carpentry crew, and working for a remodeling contractor before co-founding Co-Operative Construction with mason and carpenter James Condon. It was while running that business that I set up my first shop in an unheated barn in Barrington, NH and began building cabinets and furniture. I was immediately hooked and knew it was what I wanted to do.
Although I have never received formal training, I have been lucky enough to work alongside some very accomplished craftsmen and have striven to gain as much as I can from their mentoring. I also continue to pursue my own education through workshops, seminars, reading, and many hours in the shop.”

Now

“I currently share shop space in a 12,000 square foot facility in Deerfield NH, overlooking Pawtuckaway state park. It is quite a step-up from the unheated barn in Barrington and is fully equipped and ready for any size project. We welcome visitors, click here for directions.” —Owain Harris

Teaching Experience:

-Co-instructor “Basic Woodworking” Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport ME June 1-12 2015
-Instructor “String Inlay” Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport ME, November 14-15 2015
-Co-instructor “Next Steps in Furniture Making” Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport ME, August 15-26 2016

Shows and Exhibitions:

-Providence Fine Furnishings Show, Providence RI, Oct 21 – 23 2011
-Baltimore Fine Furnishings Show, Baltimore MD, May 4 – 6 2012
-“Where are you going, where have you been?” Furniture Society biennial exhibition, Portland ME, June 1 – June 30 2012
-”Summer Selections” McGowen Fine Art Gallery Concord NH July 21-Aug 31 2012
-Providence Fine Furnishings Show, Pawtucket RI, Nov 1-3 2013
-Boston International Fine Art Show, Boston MA, Nov 21 – 24 2013
-”Guild of NH Woodworkers Show”, League of NH Craftsmen Gallery, Concord NH April 4 – June 20 2014
-”Living With Craft Exhibition” Annual League of NH Craftsmen Fair Sunapee NH Aug 2 -10 2014
-Alumni & Fellows Exhibition, Messler Gallery, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport Me, September 26, 2014 – January 7, 2015
-“Living With Craft Exhibition” Annual League of NH Craftsmen Fair Sunapee NH Aug 1- 9 2015
-“Continuing the Tradition” League of NH Craftsmen Gallery, Concord NH April 1 – June 17 2016
-Philadelphia Furniture Show, Furniture Society booth featured artist April 8-10 2016

Awards:

-“Best in Show” 2011 Providence Fine Furnishings Show – Single piece, traditional
-“Best in Show” 2013 Providence Fine Furnishings Show – Single piece, contemporary
-Awarded full juried status with the League of NH craftsmen, April 2014

Publications:

-The Journal of the Guild of NH Woodworkers, Fall 2012 “Hammer veneering curved work”
-The Journal of the Guild of NH Woodworkers, Winter 2013 “Embellishing veneered work”
-The Journal of the Guild of NH Woodworkers, Winter 2014 “Techniques for large bent laminations”

Professional Associations

Furniture Society

Guild of New Hampshire Woodworkers
League of New Hampshire Craftsmen

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