Black History Month and Woodworking:


Yep! I'm sure you've heard the term "daybed" right?

Thomas Day
Thomas Day

Well this unique piece of furniture was named after master cabinet maker, Thomas Day. In 1827, when 96% of all cabinet makers in North Carolina were white, Mr. Day decided to open up his own cabinet shop. His superior talent was received in high regard due to his unique shapes and small touches he chose to give to pieces


like sofas and dressers. For more on Mr. Day click here.


History is many things to many people. It can be a monument and it can be a person.

History is important to growth and improve and we strive to understand it and learn from it. Studio Artisane is dedicated to maintaining class access for all and cultivating a safe, welcoming, respectful environment where we honor people, varied life experiences, and craftsmanship.


Looking for more ways to learn about the Black history of art, craft, and industry?

Explore the archives and exhibitions from The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, the Smithsonian, and the California African American Museum.



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