Detailed Craftsmanship


Text by Haley E. Bridges  /  Photography by Eric Roth

For craftsman and teacher Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez, his passion for the handmade influences his daily life as well as his curriculum.

At the revered North Bennet Street School of trades and fine craftsmanship, President Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez and his colleagues strive to create objects to their highest proficiency that are both practical and handsome. As a more-than-20-year trained architect who needed a break from his highly structured work, Miguel enrolled in the school’s cabinetry and furniture-making program.


“I wanted to work with my hands, be creative,” he explains, and this nurturing environment for organic art forms inspired Miguel so much that in 2006, he became the school’s director.