Pop Up Artist Peter Brown from Meadowlark Designs

Featured Artist, Peter Brown from Meadowlark Designs is the guest artist for Pop Up beginning Tuesday, June 19 through Monday, June 25.

Peter Brown is an artisanal woodworker who designs and makes unique furniture and other woodwork by hand. His technique focuses on traditional joinery for its enduring strength and beauty. Each piece is finished by hand using all natural oils and waxes. He currently designs and builds for a fine furniture company and select boutiques as well as for individuals. Juried shows include Maine Boats Homes and Harbors, Portland Fine Crafts, and Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival. His studio workshop is Meadowlark Designs located in Lyman, Maine and is open to visitors. Appointments are suggested. 

“I want my work to engage people’s senses in a variety of ways. In addition to being functional, I want my work to be visually enchanting and invite touch as well. I use subtle curves and angles to create appealing dynamics with linear spaces that surround a piece. Occasionally I like to create illusions such as a table top that appears to float or a shelf that seems suspended. Also, I’ll use various tapers and edge treatments to make various elements appear heavier or lighter in the context of the piece. Of course, paramount is how I use the unique character found in the wood itself; its grain and other natural features. These are the brush strokes in my work, and the natural oils and waxes I use in my finishing process bring out the beauty and richness of the wood with a silky smoothness. This is what makes people want to experience its touch and feel.”

Check out his website