2017 Collection of Thomas William Furniture to exhibit at prestigious Smithsonian Craft Show.
WASHINGTON, D.C., APRIL 24, 2017 Thomas William Furniture Will Exhibit 2017 Collection At Prestigious 35th Annual Smithsonian Craft Show. The 35th annual Smithsonian Craft Show will be held April 27-30 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C, with a preview night reception April 26. Tom Dumke of Thomas William Furniture is one of the 120 fine-art craft artists representing 34 states; chosen from more than 1,000 applications. Thomas William Furniture is based in Southeastern Wisconsin, Dumke is one out of four artists chosen from Wisconsin. Artists in seventeen medium categories were selected to participate throughout a highly competitive jury review process by a panel of jurors who are experts in the visual arts.
"I am excited and honored to be accepted into the prestigious Smithsonian Craft Show" said Tom enthusiastically. "There are many fine crafts people who apply to this show." Tom handcrafts solid wood furniture that is Shaker inspired and is traditional with a modern flare. The clean line of the Shaker form inspires the design, creating pieces sized proportionally for today's needs. The Shakers have had a profound influence on Tom's work: their clean unadorned simplicity, functionalism and craftsmanship. He also is influenced with a deep respect for the furniture craftsmen of the 17th and 18th centuries. Their knowledge of form, balance, joinery and of wood movement is evident in the pieces of fine furniture that still exist today.
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