Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers Awarded Working Lands Grant

The Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers was awarded a $10,000 grant today from the Vermont Working Lands Enterprise Initiative.  The Guild was 1 of only 20 grant recipients announced in the first round of funding which had 191 applicants. The grant will be used to help implement a more comprehensive marketing plan for the Guild, an organization of 26 juried master furniture makers with shops located throughout the state of Vermont.

Guild members Chris Ericson (president), Richard Bissell (vice president) and Dave Boynton (steering committee member) traveled to the Vermont State House today to accept the grant on behalf of the Guild.

The Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers is an association of master level furniture makers dedicated to the promotion of quality craftsmanship, excellence in design, and the pursuit of artistic vision.  Its goal is to increase public awareness and appreciation of this time honored art, thereby expanding the market for handcrafted furniture and promoting the common interests of furniture makers in Vermont. For more information about the Guild visit


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