Sep 16 2020
Brian Newell is a studio furniture maker based in Fort Bragg, California, USA. At the age of eight, he began wood carving in his parents’ basement in Michigan, and later learned furniture making from the internationally renowned furniture maker James Krenov in the Krenov School of Fine Furniture from 1989 to 1990. Later in life, he spent ten years designing and building furniture in Japan and then returned to Fort Bragg, CA in 2008. This documentary was filmed in 2016 when the International Wood Culture Society film crew visited his studio, the school and the city, and Mr. Newell also talked about the struggles he faced as an artist in the interview.