- Jan. 4, 2019
-- Thomas William Furniture will exhibit at Prestigious 37th Annual Smithsonian Craft Show. The 37th annual Smithsonian Craft Show will be held April 24-28 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C, with a preview night reception April 24. Tom Dumke of Thomas William Furniture is one of the 120 fine-art craft artists representing 34 states; chosen from more than 1,000 applications. Thomas William Furniture is based in Southeastern Wisconsin, Dumke is one out of three artists chosen from Wisconsin. Artists in seventeen medium categories were selected to participate throughout a highly competitive jury review process by a panel of jurors who are experts in the visual arts.
"I am excited and honored to be accepted into the prestigious Smithsonian Craft Show again" said Tom enthusiastically. "There are many fine crafts people who apply to this show." Tom handcrafts solid wood furniture that is Shaker inspired and is traditional with a modern flair. The clean line of the Shaker form inspires the design, creating pieces sized proportionally for today's needs. The Shakers have had a profound influence on Tom's work: their clean unadorned simplicity, functionalism and craftsmanship. He also is influenced with a deep respect for the furniture craftsmen of the 17th and 18th centuries. Their knowledge of form, balance, joinery and of wood movement is evident in the pieces of fine furniture that still exist today.
Thomas William Furniture is based out of Southeastern Wisconsin, Milwaukee metropolitan area. For more information, please visit https://www.thomaswilliamfurniture.com