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Three Generations Creating Owl Stools

Posted on: September 1st, 2010 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

A few weeks ago we had fathers and sons and a grandfather creating Owl Stools for the Owl stool workshop.What a wonderful time everyone had …learning tricks and techniques about furniture making, family bonding, joking around, and everyone went home with a completed Owl Stool !

Next workshop is Today in one hour …..there is still room for one more student. My daughter Wren will be filming the workshop and creating a short documentary !

Also more Owl stool workshops coming up Sept 15th and Oct. 6th

This coming Friday we will be at the Stonington farmers market followed by opening our gallery for the First Friday Gallery Tour from 4-7  Come and share some wine and snacks . I will be demonstrating how to assemble the Owl Stool in the shop at 5:30.

Geoffrey Warner Studio Will Give Owl Stool Demo. for 1st Fri. Gallery Tour

Posted on: August 19th, 2010 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Geoffrey Warner will demonstrate the assembly of an Owl Stool for the First Friday  Stonington gallery tour at his studio, #3 on the tour, at 5:30 pm. Come and have a seat in the popular Owl Stool and see what other innovative furniture designs Geoff has to offer in his Gallery. You can also sign up for a workshop to create your own Owl Stool. Amenities will be served. Opening from 4-7.

Owl Stool Workshop Graduates

Back from the Maine Boats Homes and Harbors Show

Posted on: August 15th, 2010 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

We had wonderful success at the show this past weekend !

Work was sold , commissions were taken and orders were placed. !

Owl Stools will be heading to Bar Harbor, Florida, Rhode Island, and to the Mediterranean aboard a schooner !

Thanks you all who helped create such a great weekend on the Rockland waterfront….

We will see you next year

Geoffrey Warner Studio at the Maine Homes Boats and Harbors Show

Posted on: August 1st, 2010 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments
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Maine - Boats, Homes & Harbors Show: August 13-15, 2010
Contact Information:
P.O. Box 566
218 S. Main St., Suite 300
Rockland, ME 04841
Phone: 207-594-8622
Leila Murphy
Show Manager
[email protected]
Trisha Badger
Show Assistant
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Camden National Bank
Jaret & Cohn representing Meduncook Bay Colony
AWLGRIP
Bangor Savings Bank
Furniture at the MBHH Show
Photo by Jeff Scher

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July 7, 2010
Fine Crafts, Woodworking, and Furniture, and the Eighth Annual MAINE BOATS, HOMES & HARBORS SHOW
August 13-15, 2010 Rockland, Maine
ROCKLAND, Maine –

Exquisite home furnishings and handcrafted wares will share the spotlight with Maine-built boats, marine goods, art, and jewelry at the 8th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show on the Rockland waterfront, August 13-15, 2010. Furniture exhibits and a full array of on-site demonstrations by woodworkers will reflect the show’s theme: “Tradition Shapes Innovation.” The theme promotes the idea that Maine-built products are durable, functional, and beautiful with a sense of history and tradition that is preserved even as modern techniques and materials influence their design.
The diversity of furniture design will be seen in displays of investment-quality handcrafted pieces that range from period-inspired cabinetry to contemporary works, and from elegant tables and chairs to outdoor teak and nautically inspired items. Among the fine woodworking and furniture craftspeople exhibiting this year will be The Kennebec Company, Bench Dogs, Geoffrey Warner Studio, Phi Home Designs, Margonelli Fine Furniture, and Eben Blaney Furniture and Cabinetry.
The Maine Wood Products Association (MWPA), which represents hundreds of Maine-based companies that create quality wooden items and furniture, will return for its seventh year. Pieces on display, crafted from native and exotic woods, will include fine furniture for home and office, custom cabinetry and storage options, and decorative and gift items. Styles will range from rustic twig furniture to contemporary designs that incorporate Shaker and Asian influences.
Live demonstrations throughout the weekend will give attendees the chance to watch craftspeople in action and discuss time-honored techniques. Geoffrey Warner will assemble his three-legged Owl Stool, a kit available for purchase, which Warner designed as a way to offer affordable yet high-quality furniture that retains the feeling of fine craftsmanship. Students and instructors from the Apprenticeshop, a traditional wooden boatbuilding school in Rockland, will demonstrate traditional carvel planking and riveting techniques. T.J. McDermott, a wood and stone carver from Freeport, will demonstrate the ABCs of letter carving and will answer questions about the process.
Also on the weekend schedule: woodworker Jim MacDonald of Burnham, Maine, will demonstrate the bevel-cutting of veneers for marquetry and inlay and boatbuilder Clint Chase of Portland will be on hand to carve spruce oars. Phi Home Designs of Camden, devoted to the intricate details of building and furnishing Maine homes, will again bring their mobile workshop, wherein furniture makers will work and building consultants will be available to discuss construction.
This sampling of the fine craft and woodworking techniques to be demonstrated throughout the weekend exemplifies the “In Person” aspect that makes the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show so unique. For a full schedule of exhibitors and demonstrations, visit maineboats.com.
The Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show was founded in 2003 by Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine. Held annually during the second weekend of August in Rockland, Maine, the show attracts thousands of attendees from all over the country and world. Show hours: Friday and Saturday, August 13 and 14, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Sunday, August 15, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Admission is $12 at the gate, under 12 free. No pets are allowed on show grounds.
Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, the premier magazine about life on the Maine coast, is celebrating its twenty-third year. Noted for eclectic award-winning coverage of all aspects of coastal living, the magazine features everything from maritime matters and natural history to boats, homes, fine art, and food. The magazine has loyal subscribers around the world and more than 100,000 total readers. The company’s award-winning online edition (www.maineboats.com) is filled with original content, photo galleries, tide charts for Maine and New Hampshire, guides to products and services, and Local Knowledge™ to help visitors enjoy the Maine coast.
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Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, P.O. Box 566, Rockland, ME 04841; 207-594-8622; 800-565-4951. www.maineboats.com

218 South Main St. • Suite 300 • P.O. Box 566 • Rockland, ME 04841
Toll Free: 800-565-4951 • Phone: 207-594-8622

Turning the page from July to August

Posted on: August 1st, 2010 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Here are a few photos from highlights from July . We had our first fri. gallery opening, gave an Owl Stool workshop, displayed work at the Blue Hill Fine Craft Fair and completed one awesome cocktail table made from a book-matched pair of rare olive boards.

As we head into the month of Aug. we are completing orders for #s 60 to 70 + – Owl Stools. Two weeks ago we sold over 10 in one week !

Here are some events coming up for Geoffrey Warner Studio in Aug. :

Aug 6th 4-7 first fri gallery opening at Geoffrey Warner Studio Stonington

Aug. 6th 7-7:30 pm Owl Stool demonstration at the Belfast Co-op

Aug 13-15 we will be showing at the Maine Homes Boats and Harbors show in Rockland

Aug 4 and 18 from 9-4 Owl Stool workshops at Geoffery Warner Studio ( call ahead to sign up )

every Fri. from 10- 12 we will be at the Stonington farmers market

Come and visit our Gallery any time in Stonington, call first to make sure we are there.

Geoffrey Warner Studio at the Blue Hill Fine Craft Show July 10 & 11

Posted on: July 10th, 2010 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Following a week of great Owl Stool sales , I’ve lost track of how many 12 – 15 ?, and teaching Owl Camp on Wed. to a full class of

six students.We are headed to the Blue Hill Fine Craft Show this weekend.

Come and visit our booth and try out the Owl Stool, or sign up for a workshop ! The show is opened all day Sat. and Sun. from 10 – 5.

Hot Cakes !

Posted on: July 5th, 2010 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Owl Stools are flying out the door and selling like hot cakes !

The workshop for Wed. is now filled and people are already signing up for the Aug. and Sept.

We just sold a kit to someone who lives in Denmark ….so the Owl is migrating and going global !

First friday gallery opening at Geoffrey Warner Studio

Posted on: June 25th, 2010 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

GEOFFREY WARNER STUDIO will open it’s doors Friday, July 2nd, from 4:00 until 7:00 for the first Fri. gallery walk in Stonington.  There will be live  music by Paps, Peppin and Celeste, and amenities will be served.  Stop by and try out the Owl Stool and the new Owl Chair!  Sign up for one of the Owl Stool workshops that Geoff will be teaching this summer. Also on display will be a live edged Cocktail table made from a book matched pair of rare and beautiful 33″ wide olive boards. For further information, call 367-6555

Geoffrey Warner Studio will celebrate Lupin Festival

Posted on: June 14th, 2010 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

GEOFFREY WARNER STUDIO will open it’s doors Friday, June 18, from 4:00 until 7:00 to celebrate the Lupine Festival in Stonington.  There will be live fiddle music and songs, and amenities will be served.  Stop by and experience the Owl Stool and the new Owl Chair!  Sign up for one of the Owl Stool workshops that Geoff will be teaching this summer!  For further information, call 367-6555 367-6555 or visit our website

Events coming up for Geoffrey Warner Studio

Posted on: May 27th, 2010 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

There  are a few events , shows and workshops coming right up for  Geoffrey Warner Studio :

Fri. May 28th from 10-12 Owl stools and chairs at the Stonington Farmers Market

Wed. June 2nd from 9-4 Owl stool workshop at Geoffrey Warner Studio. Call or email to sign up.

Thur. June 3rd at 7pm Power point slide show. Geoff will present 30 years of designing and making furniture. At the Pearson Legacy Gallery call for more info 348-2535

Sat. June 5th Owl stool demo and kits and finished stools will be offered for sale, at Old Quarry Ocean Adventure’s celebration of World Ocean Day.  http://www.oldquarry.com/

See our web site for more information   http://localhost:8080/gw-old/

24″ Owl Stool

Looking through the porthole of the upside down table