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Shop Assistant Wanted

Posted on: August 29th, 2012 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Geoffrey Warner Studio is now accepting applications for a Woodworking Shop Assistant. We are looking for an enthusiastic, quick learner to help us build Owl Furniture year-round.  Our Studio is located in the beautiful, coastal community of Stonington Maine.

Shop Experience Preferred. Hours negotiable. Salary dependent on experience.

Geoffrey Warner Studio produces a variety of Owl Furniture and operates a fast paced team environment. Ability to complete one-of-kind commissions from plans would be a plus.

In addition to Owl Furniture, the shop assistant would also help Geoff with his custom furniture. Watch Geoff work on a walnut table:

Please send your letter of interest and resume to

Geoffrey Warner at [email protected] or

P.O. Box 710, Stonington, ME 04681

Please pass this Help Wanted notice to your friends!

Thank you.

Geoff

www.geoffreywarnerstudio.com

New Wooden Owl Bar Stool

Posted on: August 17th, 2012 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

In response to customer requests, Geoffrey Warner Studio is now offering a four-legged, wooden Owl Bar Stool.  Made with Geoff’s ergonomic Owl Seat, the new Bar Stool is available in heights ranging from 25″-32″.  The Seats are available in Cherry or Walnut.  A perfect kitchen bar stool — with the postural support holes, you can sit for hours!

Geoff worked with a chiropractor to create this ergonomic seat–check out our Anatomy of the Owl Stool.

Owl Bar Stools

Owl Bar Stools available in heights of 25″ to 32″. Cherry seats featured.

A shout out to Design Marchard, who selected the Rolling Owl Stool as one of “The Best Stools”in their recent blog–Thank you!  Kristen, you’ll need to consider the new Owl Bar Stool in next year’s picks!

As the summer speeds by, we’d like to thank the many folks who have visited with us as we travel across the state.  Last weekend we were in Rockland at the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors show. To those who visited our booth, here’s a personal “Thank You” from Geoff:

Geoff’s Thank YOU from Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors show.

 

As always, thank you for your continued interest in our handcrafted furniture.

Geoff & the G. W. Studio Family

www.geoffreywarnerstudio.com

Stonington, Maine

P.S. Mark your calendars for Sept 7th – Open Studio Night (4-7pm) with Lobster & Music!  More info. coming soon.

 

Coupon for Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show 8/10-12

Posted on: August 8th, 2012 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Get ready to visit Rockland, Maine! Join Geoffrey Warner at the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show, this weekend August 10-12.

Meet Geoff in Tent J to learn about his handcrafted furniture including the wooden Owl Stools, Stonington Continuous Arm Chairs, Live Edge Tables, Owl Chairs, and the popular Rolling Owl Stools.

Below is a 2 for 1 coupon for the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbor Show — Purchase One Ticket & Bring in a Friend for Free.  Print page or jpg–and bring coupon to the show.

Events are scheduled for Friday, Saturday and –on Sunday morning, there is the Boat Yard dog contest!…come for some laughs, then stop in to Try an Owl Stool.  Geoff will be featuring his new wooden bar stool, called the Owl Bar Stool.  Constructed with four sturdy legs of Ash, the seats may be made of Cherry or Walnut.

Map & Directions to Maine Boats, Homes & Harbor Show ~ Rockland, ME ~ August 10-12th

 

As always, thank you for your continued support. Sign up for our Newsletter to enter to Win an Owl Stool!

Geoff & the G. W. Studio Team

www.geoffreywarnerstudio.com

Open Studio & Owl Stool Demo 8/3/12

Posted on: August 1st, 2012 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Please join us on Friday, August 3rd for our Open Studio Night from 4pm – 7pm–and beyond!  Geoff will offer tours of the newly expanded furniture workshop where you can see his custom handcrafted projects.

At 6:00pm Geoff will also provide a demonstration on the building of an Owl Stool.  Samples of Geoff’s finished chairs, stools, cabinets and live edge tables will be on display–and of course, don’t be shy, try an Owl on for size!

Owl Stool Components

Owl Stool components with finished stools in background.

In celebration of the Stonington Galleries’ First Friday Night, local musicians will perform an eclectic acoustic mix of songs and fiddle tunes from 7pm onward.  Come and enjoy music, laughter and refreshments.   As a preview, enjoy the video from July’s First Friday:

We hope to see you Friday, August 3rd !  During your visit, Enter to win an Owl Stool and receive a free 2-for-1 coupon to the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors show (August 10-12).

As always, thank you for your continued support.

Geoff & the G. W. Studio Team

www.geoffreywarnerstudio.com

43 N. Main St. Stonington, Maine

 

Walnut Sofa Tables from Start to Finish

Posted on: July 18th, 2012 by Geoffrey Warner 2 Comments

This week, Geoffrey Warner Studio was buzzing with the creation of two Live Edge Sofa Tables.  Constructed of fine walnut, these two book-match tables measured 60 in x 16-18 in x 29 in.

Geoff used European Walnut for the tops and American Walnut for the bases.  The knee braces not only add a beautiful design element, but also make the tables incredibly strong.  Geoff used mortise & floating tenon joinery throughout the tables.  Watch the table assembly….and start dreaming of the perfect live edge piece for your home!

As always, we appreciate your interest in our furniture!  Don’t forget to visit us at the Stonington Farmer’s Market on Fridays from 10-12 and see you this weekend July 21-22 at the Blue Hill Fine Craft Show.  Come try an Owl Stool!

Next stop is the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors show–mark your calendars for August 10-12 in Rockland, ME

Geoff & the G.W. Studio Team

Stonington, Maine

www.geoffreywarnerstudio.com

Thank You! & Welcome Partners!

Posted on: July 11th, 2012 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Thank you to one and all who participated in our new wing’s grand opening on July 6th.  We offered tours of the new workshop wing as well as the newly expanded gallery area that featured the new Peanut Desks and Rolling Owl Stools.

Local musicians jam with Geoff (guitar) at July 6th celebration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live music began around 7pm and lasted into the evening.  Thank you to all the musicians from the area who made the evening a lively celebration! We also appreciate the “Seat of Approvals” given to the owl stools that kept musicians comfortable while playing!

View our video: July 6th Celebration (90 sec.)

 

WELCOME New Affiliate Galleries & Stores.  We would like to welcome & thank all the galleries and stores who have become our partners with selling our Owl Furniture(R) in their area.  Please visit our new Store Locator to find a Gallery near you!  Geoffrey Warner Studio also has many partnering businesses who have Owl Stools on display to allow you to try an Owl Stool.  Whether you’re in Blue Hill, Belfast, Boothbay or Pennsylvania, an Owl Stool may be just around the corner– “Sit-a-Spell” and experience the ergonomic comfort.  Our Owl seats may be attached to stationary legs or the new rolling pedestal bases–available in six colors.

Geoffrey Warner Studio is interested in adding an Owl partner in Boston, Mass., Rhode Island, New York & beyond–if you would like to recommend a gallery or store, please email Geoff at [email protected]

 

Next Show: Mark your calendars to visit Geoff and 45 other fine craftspeople at the Blue Hill Fine Craft Show, July 21-22 at the Blue Hill Consolidated School.  Geoff will also be at the Stonington Farmer’s Market, Fridays 10-12.

 

As always, we thank you for your continued support.

Geoff & the G.W. Studio Team

www.geoffreywarnerstudio.com

Stonington, Maine

207.367.6555

 

July 6th – You’re Invited to Our Studio Celebration!

Posted on: July 2nd, 2012 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Geoffrey Warner Studio invites the public to CELEBRATE the grand opening of our new wing on Friday, July 6th. Beginning at 4pm, enjoy LIVE Music, refreshments, and tours of the new shop & expanded gallery area.

Studio Expansion 2012!

Come try our new ergonomic Rolling Owl Stool—as seen in the July issues of Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors and Design New England magazines.

Rolling Owl Stools available in black & autumn red, plus the colors above.

The Live music continues into the evening– from 7pm until the musician’s fingers begin to blister! We invite musicians to bring an instrument for an open session from 7pm-8pm—enhance your musical abilities by sitting on & enjoying the comfort of an Owl Stool!

From 8pm onward, some of our very fine local musicians will perform an eclectic acoustic mix of songs and fiddle tunes.  Come and enjoy an evening of live music and merriment!

Hear a sample of the night’s music.

 

July 6th is also the Stonington Galleries’ First Friday Open Galleries Night—eight galleries are open 4pm-7pm and offer artist receptions and demonstrations.  There’s plenty to do in Stonington!  The Stonington Galleries website provides Gallery descriptions and the brochure contains a touring map.  G.W. Studio is #2 on the map–and again, we’ll begin our celebration at 4pm and continue into the evening.  See you Friday, July 6th!

Geoff & the G.w. Studio Team

Geoffrey Warner Studio is located at 43 N. Main St.(Rte 15), Stonington, ME

207.367.6555;  [email protected]

You’re invited to Rockport Maine 6-30-12!

Posted on: June 25th, 2012 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Road trip to Rockport Maine!  The Maine Home & Design Show will be held this weekend June 30 – July 1.  This will be Geoffrey Warner Studio’s first year of participation.  We would like to invite everyone to come to Rockport to enjoy the show.  Stop by our booth–lucky number 77.  We’ve been madly building Owl Stools and Rolling Owls–come try a seat and view our live edge wooden tables and continuous armchairs!

The Maine Home & Design Show will feature 150 exhibitors including 50+ artists.  The Maine Home+Design Show has constructed a 30,000 square foot clear span semi-permanent structure on the grounds of Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport.  They promise that the experience will be like walking into the pages of their magazine.  Exhibitors will range from home furnishings to kitchen & bath to landscape & design.  Architects will be on hand to answer questions.  It should be quite a show!

See you in Rockport this weekend!

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Mark you calendars:  Studio Celebration July 6th 4pm – 7pm  
Geoffrey Warner Studio will open its doors July 6th 4-7pm in celebration of our new wing and expanding Owl Furniture line.  There will be LIVE Music, refreshments and tours of the expanded workshop and gallery areas.  More information next week.

As always, thank you for your support and interest in our handcrafted furniture.

Geoff & the G.W. Studio Team

Geoff Goes Undercover!

Posted on: June 13th, 2012 by Geoffrey Warner 2 Comments

Usually Geoff completes his custom woodworking projects in the shop, but occasionally he must add the finishing touches on-site.

As we described in an earlier Custom Doors blog, Geoff recently made four wooden live edge doors for a NYC family.  During the installation, he needed to get creative and used a sheet as a dust catcher when he routed the doors for the on-site fitting.  For a chuckle, checkout the brief  “Geoff Goes Undercover” video.  Here’s an image of two installed doors–the live edge tree panels are frame by mahogany:

During the last blog, we mentioned the great article in July Issue of Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, here’s a link to the article if you haven’t seen the issue yet.

For folks in the Stonington Maine area, see you at the Farmer’s Market on Friday, 10-12!

Come try an Owl Stool — a great wooden stool for Kitchens, Living Rooms & Offices!

Geoff & the G.W. Studio Team

www.geoffreywarnerstudio.com

 

Owl Stools featured in Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors

Posted on: May 30th, 2012 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Thank you to Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors  and Marie Malin for the six page coverage in the July 2012 issue!

We enjoyed having Marie participate in an Owl Stool workshop and write about her experience from start to finish. She truly captured the essence of the adventure of making your own owl stool–from joining the legs to the seat and sanding to applying the final coat of oil.  Marie also noticed one of our favorite moments in every workshop. It is the moment when people’s eyes light up with the sense of accomplishment and we hear “Wow, I made that”.

Beginning in June and lasting through November, GWS will offer Owl Stool Workshops every first and third Wednesday.  Groups making 6 or more stools may also call to schedule a private workshop.

If you would like to try out an Owl stool, stop by the Gallery or visit us at the Stonington Farmer’s Market beginning June 8th.

Geoff & the GWS Team

www.geoffreywarnerstudio.com