Furniture/Wood

Rhode Island School of Design / Jo Sittenfeld
Rhode Island School of Design / Jo Sittenfeld

As with ceramics above, this is an area that can range from single objects in a crafts or fine arts mode, to mass-produced pieces sold through commercial showrooms. Much of the work, particularly in smaller quantities, is done in wood, while the more commercial work is often produced in metal and plastic as well. This field requires a thorough knowledge of the materials being used, coupled with a strong three-dimensional ability.

STUDENT WORK
DEGREE-GRANTING INSTITUTIONS

Art Center College of Design

Pasadena, CA

California College of the Arts

San Francisco, CA

College for Creative Studies

Detroit, MI

Columbus College of Art and Design

Columbus , OH

Maine College of Art

Portland, ME

Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

Milwaukee, WI

Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Minneapolis, , MN

OCAD University

Toronto, ON

Oregon College of Art and Craft

Portland, OR

Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, RI

The University of the Arts

Philadelphia, PA

Chris Webb | Prototype Specialist

Chris Webb | Prototype Specialist

Now a prototype specialist for Garmin International, Chris Webb graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1988 with a B.F.A. degree in sculpture. Like other students who came to KCAI, Webb drew a lot in high school. He was always attracted to drawing and painting and was labeled early on as an artist. After graduation, Webb spent 10 years designing and sculpting Christmas ornaments for Hallmark Cards, which is headquartered in Kansas City, Mo. His ornaments included the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile, the Batmobile and a series of firetrucks. From there, he moved on to Garmin International Inc., where he is a prototype specialist at the company’s headquarters in Olathe, Kan. His work entails building displays and models of GPS systems, making them look as realistic as possible.