Chase DeForest at Ironton Studios

I’m looking forward to the show that opens at Ironton on Friday November 2nd for a number of reasons. First, the work is constructed with terrific craftsmanship and attention to detail. Second, it shows that boundaries between art and craft continue to break down (and therefore supports the value of the local and the artisinal). And third, it just plain fun.

The show is called “Sporting and Recreation: Furniture” and the work is by Chase DeForest. Chase has an MFA from RISD, teaches Industrial Design at Metropolitan State College in Denver, and works for the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs on the Clifford Still Museum project. And somewhere along the line she finds the time to create her own work (as shown below). More information is available at or

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