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Fine Designer Crafts Show to Feature Furniture from Local North Carolina Craftsman

Fuquay-Varina Artist to Display Work at Annual Crafts Show Hosted by the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild

Raleigh, NC, September 29, 2012 --( The Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild ( has announced that Michael Gallagher, a craftsperson from Fuquay-Varina, N.C., will be featured at the 43rd Annual Fine Designer Crafts Show at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh from Friday, Nov. 23 until Sunday, Nov. 25. Gallagher plans to display furniture pieces, including hall tables, television consoles, lingerie cabinets, jewelry boxes and wine bars, which will range from $300 to $3000.

Gallagher became involved in craftsmanship while attending art school at the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine, where he received his bachelor’s of fine arts degree in woodworking and furniture design. His style is a blend of contemporary studio furniture with Danish-modern and Asian influences. He begins crafting pieces with rough sketches, dimensions and loose ideas of form, stance, tone and textures. As Gallagher constructs objects, he refines details, such as edge treatments, curves and final placements, which allow each piece to be made exactly as he envisioned. His top priority as an artist is to create objects with function.

Gallagher has been awarded a professional development grant and has had his work featured in the Artist Educator’s Exhibit at Artspace in Raleigh. Along with owning the Splintered Studio, a furniture, lighting and home accessories studio in Raleigh, Gallagher teaches woodworking at NC State University’s Crafts Center.

“We are pleased to welcome Michael to the annual Fine Designer Crafts Show,” said Elizabeth Lyne, president of the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild. “Michael’s beautiful pieces incorporate skillful craftsmanship, contemporary style and functionality. We are confident visitors will love his furniture.”

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About The Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild:
The Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild, based in Raleigh, N.C., provides a lucrative marketplace for the finest traditional and contemporary crafts in the Southeast. The Guild recognizes and promotes fine crafts, including original and handmade clay, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, basketry, wood, works on paper and mixed media products. Its annual Fine Craft and Design Show, traditionally held on Thanksgiving weekend, provides a premier regional showcase for exhibiting members to display their work and for art enthusiasts of every taste and budget to shop. Since 1970, the Guild has supported and perpetuated the professional pursuit of design and craftsmanship, encouraged opportunities for artistic growth and promoted education in and appreciation of the art of fine craft. For more information, visit the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild website at

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