The Art of Woodworking: The Life Work of Essex County Furniture Maker and Conservator Phil Lowe


November 24, 2018, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM


National Park Service Visitor Center, 2 New Liberty Street, Salem, MA, 01970

Acclaimed furniture maker and conservator, Philip C. Lowe, will present a photographic journey of some of his memorable furniture making and conservation projects. A professional woodworker since 1968, Phil studied at the North Bennet Street School, becoming an instructor and eventually head of the furniture making department. He went on to found and direct his own school, The Furniture Institute of Massachusetts, which continues to train students in the art of furniture making and conservation. Examples of student work will be featured in the presentation and a few furniture pieces will be on display.