Jamaica Plain Open Studios Gallery
Ellen Kaspern has been a custom furniture maker, since graduating from the North Bennet Street School's Cabinet & Furniture Making program in 2003. She owns Ellen Kaspern Design and is a member of the cooperative Fort Point Cabinetmakers in Boston. Ellen teaches in the continuing education program at North Bennet Street School. In addition to designing and building custom furniture, she demonstrations woodworking techniques in the New England area. Her skills have been presented at Old Sturbridge Village, Peabody Essex Musuem, Concord Museum, Plimonth Plantation, Hancock Shaker Village as well as other institutions in the Boston area. Along with using reclaimed wood in her recent pieces, Ellen has been exploring color through the use of dyes and inlay. Currently her work is on display as part of the exhibit, Women and Wood, at Gallery 263 in Cambridge, MA.