Aimee Pickett


It is my belief that furniture has the potential to store worlds. It can protect the china inherited from a grandmother. It can display porcelain bowls collected on a trip through Asia. It can bear the scratches from a pet, or carry the hallmarks of its previous owner. These are merely a few examples of how furniture can store personal history. In the same vein, I believe that a piece of furniture has the potential to become a metaphor of oneself through daily interaction. Ideally what is chosen for a home reflects one self, and as a result each home should maintain a unique and personal touch. In order for this individuality to exist and thrive there is the need for the talent, imagination, and craftsmanship of furniture makers. It is through their vision and content, their ability and craftsmanship to translate emotions and experiences that three-dimensional objects come alive. These objects provide people, whom have other talents, with the ability to express themselves. I believe that by making these objects, furniture makers make environments healthier and richer places to live in. They help others connect with and express themselves.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Furniture design--Themes, motives; Furniture design--Technique; Identity (Psychology) in art

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School for American Crafts (CIAS)


Tannen, Richard

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Buck, Andy

Advisor/Committee Member

Battaglia, Skip


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