16836135_10154768489850873_31089700545799432_o.jpg

Taima Krayem, Furniture Maker

I'm a furniture maker and bowl turner. Iā€™m a graduate of North Bennet Street School,  so I'm trained in building early American furniture. I have an immense admiration of traditional furniture and enjoy basing personal design in its example while exploring design possibilities that are more modern.

I'm currently pursuing to expand my knowledge and experience with different processes and materials at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. 

Education 
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL

  • School of Art & Design, Undeclared Graduate Sculpture Student, September 2017 - Current

North Bennett Street School, Boston MA

  • Cabinet and Furniture Making, February 2016           
  • Three-month furniture making intensive, March-May 2013

Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston MA

  • Construction Management BCMT, December 2012

Massachusetts College of Fine Arts, Boston MA

  • Continuing Education, From Concept to Object: Processes for Furniture Design, Spring 2014
    • Metal sculpture; Welding Spring 2012



Continuing Education Classes & Workshops  

May  2014                 Massachusetts College of Fine Arts: From Concept to Object: Processes for Furniture Design
May 2014                  North Bennet Street School: Three-month furniture making intensive

 
Exhibitions: 

November 2014, Pawtucket Fine Furnishings. 
December 2014 Craft Boston. The society of Arts and Crafts. 
May 2015 Student & Alumni Exhibit - North Bennet Street School
July 2015 American Association of Woodturners.Turning to the Future, 2nd Place contest winner. 
November 2015, Pawtucket Fine Furnishings, Best in Show, Student Award, Traditional. 

December 2015, CraftBoston. 
ay 2016 Student & Alumni Exhibit - North Bennet Street School
December 2016, CraftBostonHoliday2016, Distinction in Furniture Award. 

May 2016 Student & Alumni Exhibit - North Bennet Street School
May 2017 Student & Alumni Exhibit - North Bennet Street School

Technical skills: 

Woodworking by machines including Joinery, bandsaw, tablesaw, joiner, planer, drill press, mortiser. 
Woodworking by hand including chisels, gouges, hand plane, sanders, drill press.
Wood Carving, Spindle Turning, Bowl Turning. 

MIG, Stick and gas welding
Non-Ferrous metals soldering.