Guild Press: News & Articles

Members in the press

George Sawyer was featured in the February 24, 2023 issue of New England Home magazine, in an article titled “George Sawyer’s Classic Craftsmanship”.

George Sawyer’s custom giant banquette bench that he made for the Shaker-Inspired Commerce Inn in NYC, was featured Remodelista, Oct, 2022.

George Sawyer was featured in the article “3 Makers Speak To The Art Of Making Pieces By Hand”, in the March, 2021 issue of Luxe Interiors + Design magazine.

George Sawyer is profiled on his work as a modern day Windsor chair maker in the NY Times Style Magazine, September 2018.

Matthew Ogelby talks about finding inspiration in the Vermont mountains in the Happy Vermont blog, May 2017.

George Sawyer and his father David talk about Windsor chairs in Mortise and Tenon Magazine, September 2016.

Josh Metcalf speaks on Zen and the Art of his life as a furniture maker in this video from The Chipstone Foundation, March 2013.

Jim Becker’s Bowback Bench was included in New York Times writer Tim McKeough’s May 17th article “For Sitting One Out”. This Home Section article about benches was written in conjuction with Brooklyn, NY based furniture designer Paul Loebach. Please check it!

David Hurwitz’s Sugar Maple Taffy Table was featured in the September-October 2011 issue of Design New England magazine.

Timothy Clark was chosen to be part of an article in Yankee Magazine, March / April 2011, titled “The New New England Heirlooms”.

David Hurwitz’s carved and painted cherry Taffy Mirror was featured in the March / April 2010 issue of New England Home magazine.

David Hurwitz’s Large Cherry Taffy Mirror was featured in the Winter 2010 issue of Woodwork magazine.

David Hurwitz was featured in a six page article titled “David Hurwitz: Furniture Making at its Finest”, about him and his work in the Winter 2009/2010 issue of Upper Valley Image magazine, which featured carved pieces like his Wine Cabinet, Writing Desk, Entryway Table, Cherry Taffy Mirror and Cherry Lamp, as well as his Butterfly End Table and Nautilus End Table, two collaborative pieces he made with Vermont stone carver Kerry O. Furlani.

David Hurwitz has four pieces featured in the book 500 Tables by Lark Books. The pieces featured are his Writing Desk, Maple Taffy End Table, and two collaborative pieces he made with Vermont stone carver Kerry O. Furlani: the Nautilus End Table and Slate and Wood Hall Table. The book was published Summer, 2009.

Steve Holman’s Lingerie Chest and David Hurwitz’s Writing Desk are featured in the book Fine Woodworking Design Book Eight: Original Furniture From the World’s Finest Craftsmen, published in Spring, 2009.

McGuire Family Furniture Makers’ hand crafted furniture business has a featured article titled “Into the Woods” in the February issue of Business People Vermont, page 40. The article elaborates on the history of the McGuire’s family and business in a four page article with photos of Jack, Linda, Michael and Meghan, and of their furniture.

Johns Congdon Furniture Design’s Lucca Armoire, macassar ebony veneer, was a finalist at the Design Within Reach (DWR) show in Providence, MODERN + DESIGN + FUNCTION, April 2008.

McGuire Family FurnitureMakers’ Shaker Rocker, Natural Cherry with Birdseye Maple Slats is pictured in the comprehensive instructional book, Woodworking, by Nancy McDonald, P.594.

McGuire Family FurnitureMakers/Vermont Clock Company’s Tiger Maple Essex Tall Clock, is featured in Old House Journal’s 2008-2009 Traditional Products Catalog- Guide to hard to find period pieces. P.62.

David Hurwitz’s Writing Desk and Steve Holman’s Lingerie Chest were featured in the October / December, 2008 special issue of Fine Woodworking magazine titled “Furniture: 102 Contemporary Designs”.

Timothy Clark’s Cherry Sideboard appears in the Reader’s Gallery of the October 2008 isssue of Fine Woodworking.

McGuire Family FurnitureMakers/Vermont Clock Company’s Mission Tall Clock, produced in Figured Cherry, is featured in the Spring 2008 issue of Arts and Crafts Homes magazine, Art + Craft, page 42.

Timothy Clark’s Waltham Rocker appears on page 338 in the 2008 edition of 500 Chairs by Lark Books.

Janet Collins has an article in the most recent issue of WoodenBoat Magazine. It is titled “Inlaying a Compass Rose: Building a modern equipment case with old world style”. It is issue Number 202, May/June 2008. Janet is also teaching a week long Inlay course at the WoodenBoat School, Brooklin, Maine this summer, August 25 – 29.

William Laberge’s Enfield Shaker Cupboard is on loan at The Bard Graduate Center at 18 West 86th Street in New York City in a show titled “Shaker Design: Out of This World a great exhibit on Shaker Style”. Along with it are fine examples of original Shaker furniture, the exhibit features furniture inspired by Shaker design, including pieces by George Nakashima, Thomas Moser and others. The show will run until June 15, 2008. He will also be teaching a bed making class at the Vermont Wood Working School. July 21-25. Information is available at

Charles Shackleton appears in the April 2008 issue of Fine WoodWorking magazine in an article titled “New Twist on a Sleigh Bed”.

Timothy Clark’s Waltham Rocker appears in the January 2008 issue of The World of Interiors in an article noted as “Our selection of the best Rocking Chairs”.

David Hurwitz’s carved cherry Wine Cabinet was featured in an article titled “Wood Works Wonders”, in the October 21, 2007 issue of The Providence Sunday Journal, Providence, Rhode Island. David was also mentioned in the October 11, 2007 issue of The Burlington Free Press, for the “Best of Show” award he won at the 2007 Vermont Fine Furniture and Woodworking Festival, in Woodstock, VT. The October 7, 2007 issue of Florida, a magazine of the Orlando Sentinel featured a collaborative end table by David and Vermont stone sculptor Kerry O. Furlani, in an article titled “Turn The Tables: Side and occasional tables put the accent on style”. The same end table was also featured in the Summer 2007 issue of Ocean Home magazine. Another article, titled “Wood, glorious wood” featured David’s Arden Writing Desk, in the September 27, 2007 issue of the Rutland Herald.

David Hurwitz’s Wine Cabinet, Brookside Woodworking’s Sleigh Bed and Tables and Bob Gasperetti’s Vermont Rocker were featured in an article titled “The Wonders of Wood: Vermont Woodworking at its Best”, in the September 2007 issue of Vermont HomeStyle magazine.

Timothy Clark’s Cod Rib Settee’s appeared in the November 2007 issue of Metropolitan Home Magazine in an article titled Duck, Duck, Blue about the restaurant Blue Duck Tavern at the Park Hyatt in Washington, D.C.