Shippee Turning Company ‘Meet the Maker’
- 37b north front street, kingston, ny 12401
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC
Join us Saturday, April 20th, for a meeting with “maker” Samuel Shippee of Shippee Turning Company for a preview the new 2019 collection 2:00pm – 5:00pm — refreshments will be served.
Shippee Turning Co. aims to create beautiful, long lasting, and stately home goods. Sam Shippee develops all of his products through sculptural iteration and free turning in his Providence woodshop. His forms borrow heavily from Japanese woodworking, Scandinavian furniture design, Greek pottery, and the Shaker tradition. The company’s creation reflects a desire to reinvest in old methods of making and marry them with a contemporary design perspective.
Shippee Turning Co was founded by Samuel Shippee in 2018. Sam was born in the Hudson Valley to a household of painters. At the age of five he received his first child-sized hammer and saw. His parent’s home is still littered with the crude wooden sculptures, toy soldiers, and sleds that resulted from that first set of tools. Sam went on to pursue sculpture at the Rhode Island School of Design where he began a more formal education in woodworking as well as metal casting, performance, leathercraft, and puppetry.
During the years since he graduated Sam has worked in woodshops, built theatrical sets, performed with a traveling puppet troop, and manufactured bronze sculptures in a fine art foundry. During this time his lathe became his artistic outlet and he began to hone the Shippee Turning Co aesthetic. Sam is an avid maker, and can nearly always be found in the woodshow here his only creative limitation is the amount of time in the week.