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Heathsville artisan featured in new book

Posted on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 10:44 am

Heathsville furniture maker Andrew Pitts is featured in the newly released book “Rooted: Creating a Sense of Place: Contemporary Studio Furniture” published by Schiffer Books.  The role of place in the creative process was explored, and Pitts’ hand-carved “Old Bridge Paschal Candle Stand,” using Northern Neck cherry he milled himself was included as a liturgical piece at home in its church setting. With over 150 examples of contemporary work in full color, this coffee table book exemplifies the studio furniture movement.
“I am honored to be shown in the same pages with recognized furniture masters like Vivian Beer, Danny Kamerath, Mark Levin, and Michael Puryear,” said Pitts.  “This book is an outstanding compilation of some of today’s best studio furniture work by cutting edge designers and craftsmen, and I am especially gratified that many of my pieces reside in the homes of my Northern Neck neighbors.”

Read more in the July 22 edition of the Northumberland Echo.

Andrew Pitts in his workshop with Rooted: Contemporary Studio Furniture.

Andrew Pitts in his workshop with Rooted: Contemporary Studio Furniture.