Virginia Blanchard grew up in Pelham, New York. After earning her B.A. in Russian from New York University, she went to study woodworking at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine. She now lives in Mid-Coast Maine, designing and building furniture out of her 1848 ship captain's home which she will be lovingly restoring for the rest of her natural life. Virginia shares her home with two excellent shelter mutts who are no help at all.
Virginia's aesthetic is heavily influenced by early 20th c. decorative arts. She often deconstructs and distills elements from nature and fits them into geometries that are at once both fanciful and practical, but never utilitarian.
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