Hank Gilpin

   
Hank Gilpin, photograph by Scott Lapham.

Hank Gilpin, photograph by Scott Lapham.

Hank Gilpin enrolled at the Rhode Island School of Design to do graduate work in photojournalism after serving as a photojournalist in Vietnam. He instead discovered the joy of woodworking under the influence of instructor Tage Frid, who convinced Gilpin to enter the world of studio furniture. After apprenticing with Frid, Gilpin established his shop in Lincoln, Rhode Island, where he has built a business of fine furniture design and achieved great respect for his knowledge of wood technology and historical furniture. Gilpin’s love for domestic woods is inherent in his creative process. As well as using exotic and high quality woods like redwood and ebony, he loves what is considered waste or low quality woods such as pallet wood. Gilpin has made pieces for clients throughout the United States and exhibited his work in museum and gallery exhibitions.

Source: NetWorks 2015 – 2016 Catalogue

Hall Table, 2015 South Florida mahogany and curly sugar maple, 34 x 60 x 16 in.

Hall Table, 2015
South Florida mahogany and curly sugar maple, 34 x 60 x 16 in.

Credits:

Video: Richard Goulis
Camera: Mike Turecamo
Music:
Bob Zuck
Dave Dalzell
Executive Producer: Joseph A. Chazan, M.D.

Additional Resources:

Artist’s website: hankgilpin.com


About:
- Highlighting the work of selected artists who have played vital roles in shaping the contemporary visual arts community in Rhode Island. This collection of brief video portraits provides a window into the lives, practices, and cultural contributions of professional artists.

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