" Embossing copper to an elegant finish adds the striking contrast to wood and paint, combining both to create a unique balance of form and function."
As a designer/painter/craftsperson, Wendy enjoys the exploration of using common materials--copper, wood, hand-forged steel, and paint---combining them into the perfect mix of fun and seriousness. Her sense of design springs from shape and objects around her--the forest, the oceans, and the wisp of her brush. Simple forms and shapes appeal to her the most.
Wendy's primary process is one of painting. She began her training as a painter and the form of furniture is the canvas that carries her work into the homes of hundreds of customers. Wendy designs the furniture to be fun and also serious. She loves the marriage of wood and steel, copper and gold leaf-- the fragility and hardness of the materials--the yin and yang that the furniture quietly brings into a room.
Wendy Grossman was trained at the Art Institute of Boston, Mass. Art, and the School of Visual Arts, and has taught at the School of Visual Arts for ten years.
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Niche Award Finalist, Painted Wood Category, Philadelphia, PA, Buyers Market of American Craft, 2009 Philadelphia Furniture Show, PA, Philadelphia, 1997-1998