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Owl Stool Workshop Graduates

Posted on: August 18th, 2011 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

We had seven students taking the Owl stool workshop yesterday. From 9 until 3, learning, laughing and enjoying some tricks of the furniture trade from master craftsman Geoff Warner and his assistant Tim Laflam.

Everyone walked out the door with a sense of accomplishment, a memorable experience, and  a completed Owl stool.

Stool kits are available in walnut and cherry and in heights from 18″ to 32″

the next worksops will be on Sept. 7th and 21st

call or email to sign up

207 367 6555

Geoffrey Warner <[email protected]>

Owl Stool Sailing Aboard Farfarer

Posted on: August 18th, 2011 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Frank Blair purchased an Owl stool for sitting at Farfrer’s nav. station.

We saw Frank and Farfarer while racing at this years Eggemogin Reach Race in Brookline. and what a great day of racing it was !

Many  a happy voyage to Frank and Farfarer and may you navigate in posural comfort !

Here is their voyaging link :      Schooner Farfarer | Schooner Maggie B » Chart Farfarer

Geoffrey Warner Studio heading to Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show

Posted on: August 9th, 2011 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Our most recent show, photo by Gregg TeHennepe

We are heading off to the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show in Rockland, Maine this weekend August 12-14th.  Please come and visit us at our booth and try our Owl stools and chairs, and see what else we have been up to.  This show is great fun with a diverse aray of vendors from crafts for the home to beautiful yachts down on the waterfront.  Visit Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors link for more information http://www.maineboats.com/boatshow

A Parliament of Owls Migrate to the Blue Hill Fine Craft Show

Posted on: July 20th, 2011 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

A parliament of Owls will be migrating to the Blue Hill Fine Craft Show Saturday July 23rd and Sunday July 24th from 10-5 pm at the Blue Hill Consolidated School.  Come and try our variety of Owl Furniture seating.  Also on display will be some amazing live edge boards, and an assortment of custom made furniture designed and built by Geoffrey Warner Studio.

Limited Edition Owl Stool Series

Blue Hill Fine Craft Show

Posted on: July 11th, 2011 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Geoffrey Warner Studio will be displaying their line of  Owl furniture and other more unique pieces of furniture at The Blue Hill Fine Craft Show Saturday July 23rd from 10-5 pm and Sunday July 24th from 10-4 pm.  There will be 45 of Maine’s finest craftsmen.  The show is held at the Blue Hill Consolidated School at 60 High Street in the village of Blue HIll.  Admission is $5.00, and children 16 and under are free.  Please visit www.bluehillfinecraftshow.com for show information.

Stonington Continuous Arm Chair

Oiling koa board

Here is a reminder that Owl stool workshops are offered throughout the summer on the first and third Wednesdays of the month.  Our next workshop is July 20th.  Please contact us at 207-367-6555 if you would like to be part of that.

Having fun at the workshop

Come and see us at the Stonington farmers market from 10-12 every Friday.  Or stop by our gallery in Stonington anytime and see what we are working on.

Farmers Market

Sustaining Beauty and Diversity

Posted on: June 28th, 2011 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Having lived as a year round resident for over 15 years I have adapted to the necessary lifestyle of sustaining diverse work roles to make it through the year.  A true Maine philosophy practiced by locals and people from away who live here.

Over the summer Geoffrey Warner Studio will be offering Owl stool workshops every 1st and 3rd Wednesday.

3 generations taking the Owl stool workshop

Captain Geoff will be sailing people around the islands off of Stonington for three and six hour charters aboard our recently restored classic sail boat Willow.  Please visit our website at http://www.sailwillow.com/

A Beautiful Sail

This Friday Geoffrey Warner Studio’s gallery will be open for viewing and refreshments from 4-7 pm.  Come and try our collection of ergonomic seating and see what we are up to in the shop.

Shop Work

The Owl Stool

If you haven’t heard the drawing for our contest will be this Friday.  Please visit our facebook page and click on the sweepstakes to sign up.

Lupine Festival

Posted on: June 15th, 2011 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Oiling koa board

koa board

Geoffrey Warner Studio will be open Friday June 17th from 4-7 pm.  The gallery will be serving amenities and Geoff will be giving shop tours.  Come take a look at the amazing KOA desk, and sign up for an Owl stool workshop.  Our next workshop is July 6th and we will be having them every first and third Wednesday now thru September.  Please see our website for more details at www.geoffreywarnerstudio.com

Owl Stool Workshop

The Finished Product


“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.”

Posted on: June 6th, 2011 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Spring is always a busy time of year, getting ready for the many summer visitors who come to enjoy our beautiful island.

 

The Beautiful Willow

Sailing with the wind at our backs

Albert Einstein once said “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” I’m happy for that, as we have been juggling many projects over the past few months.  This past winter Willow received a major structural restoration. Dana replaced fourteen new frames then Jasmine applied two fresh coats of varnish and paint to her hull readying her for the summer charter season. We will be launching her soon to sail passengers out around the islands from Stonington.  Some sailors refer to our thorofare as one of the most beautiful cruising grounds in the world. Call or visit Willow’s website for more on reserving a half or full day charter at http://sailwillow.com/

Dana

Jasmine

Recently we received a Good Idea Grant from the Maine Arts Commission to help in creating new Owl furniture designs.  The first addition will be the rolling Owl, the Owl seat sets on a laminated ash pedestal and casters with an adjustment ability to sit from 17” to 25” high.  Soon to follow will be a series of desks and tables emphasizing a newly designed nouveauish leg and brace structure.  Owl and Owl Furniture are now registered trademarks!

 

Working Drawings for the Rolling Owl

Now that the two chair commissions are sent off and Willow is ready, It is time for finishing up the Koa desk and a fourteen foot long live edge walnut counter, destined for house on a neighboring island.  Here are a few pictures showing the installation of  butterfly joints.  They will keep the checks in this 33” wide Koa board from traveling any further.

 

Installing Butterfly Joints

Butterfly Joints

Coming up soon, more Owl stool workshops on the first and third Wednesdays of each month and our first gallery opening night on July 1st at 4:00.  Come and join us for a glass of wine.  Live music will also be served.

We wish to thank all of you who have supported us while tacking through a long cold winter and through a gusty economy.  We are still sailing and the wind is warm now.  Inspite of my multi tasking abilities thank you Albert Einstein for the reminder that everything doesn’t happen at once, even though sometimes it seems to.

Best Wishes,

Geoff

 


Bon Voyage, Jasmine

Posted on: May 28th, 2011 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

After helping out with a variety of projects, from completing two sets of chairs, to varnishing Willow our 32′ classic sailboat, Jasmine in off to new horizons. Pictured below we are unloading a beautiful 14″ long walnut board designated to be a kitchen counter bar outward bound to a nearby island. We will, hopefully make the delivery via. Willow with her shiny newly painted bootstripe. We took Jasmine out for a fair well lunch at Lilys.

Best of luck to one Awesome friend and worker. May your sails billow as you gracefully tack with the wind at your back!

We love you !


Jasmine painting Willow’s bootstripe

Iana will miss her too

Geoff, Iana and Jaz lunch on Lily’s rooftop

Jasmine and a sweet Magnolia

Moving Into May New Projects On The Way

Posted on: May 2nd, 2011 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

New to our website this month is a coupon offering a Free Owl Stool Kit to customers commissioning or purchasing more than $2500.00 worth of GWS merchandise.  This could be just the time to order that special dining table you have been thinking about!  Visit our website for more on this offer.

Owl Kit Coupon

Jasmine, Geoff and Iana, final prep before oil

One of our big winter projects is coming to an end with the completion of 13 continuous armchairs in both walnut and cherry.  This morning we walked down the stairs to the beautiful sight of all the chairs shining in the sunlight since the coat of oil we applied yesterday had a chance to harden overnight.  One more coat of tung oil today and they are ready to go!  Activity in the shop is restricted considerably during this process because any dust raised before the oil sets will become lodged in the finish.  It feels really good to be coming down the home stretch on this set.

Partway through the oiling

In upcoming events, this coming Saturday, May 7th we are holding another Owl Stool workshop here in Stonington.  The cost of the workshop is $35 plus the price of the Owl Stool it you choose to assemble.  We begin at 9am and run until about 4pm. Remember to bring a lunch and we will provide juice, tea and coffee.  There is still space if you would like to join in the fun!

Call us at 207-367-6555 to register.

Happy Spring!

Geoff, Iana, Jasmine and Darci