what can one say about bob, that has not already been said about any master of his/her chosen craft? one would be hard-pressed to find someone more deserving of such a description and just to give you an immediate sampling of why, here are a couple images to hopefully get you started on your quest to learn a little bit more about bob and his work:
bob’s interest in woodworking began at a very early age because his father would unwind on the weekends by teaching him woodworking in their basement workshop. in pursuit of his love of wood, bob enrolled in the Industrial Arts and Design program at Oswego State College in New York. Upon graduation he moved to southern Vermont, where he supplemented his high school teaching salary by making and selling hand crafted, high quality furniture. convinced that there was an appreciation and a market for his high quality, handmade work, he left teaching in 1983 to pursue his dream full time.
bob’s furniture is largely inspired by Shaker, Mission, and Arts & Crafts styles. his belief: simple, functional furniture meticulously crafted with quality materials. as you will see, upon inspection of his work, he takes great pride in the selection of the wood and the time-consuming placement and matching of grain and color. he works in a variety of hardwoods, from apple wood to zebra wood, so long as it is harvested by sustainable methods. he does, however, most frequently work with cherry, walnut, birch, maple, and figured maples.
a few more samples of bob’s work, if you aren’t already scrolling ahead to find out where to find him:
where can i find bob’s work?
bob’s work is on display at his studio/showroom in Danby/Mount Tabor, a couple galleries, as well as several art and craft shows throughout New England. please check his web site for shows, as there are none currently happening.
address/phone: 848 South End Road · Mount Tabor, VT 05253 802.293.5494
web site: http://www.gasperetti.com/
epoch, 18 vermont artists: http://www.epochvermont.com/ 4927 Main Street
Manchester Center, VT 802.768.9711
frog hollow: http://froghollow.org/ 85 church st, burlington, vt 802.863.6458
let’s end this with just a couple more photos of bob’s masterful work, elegance and simplicity incorporated into one piece: