Melanie Abrantes: Transforming Wood and Cork into a One-Woman Business

After graduating from the Product Design program, alumna Melanie Abrantes (‘12) worked as a graphic designer, but she says she would dream about lathing, a form of woodturning that creates an object on an axis. So when a woodshop opened near her home in Atwater Village, she took that opportunity to explore the technique further. [more]

Alum Melanie Abrantes’ Woodwork in the San Francisco Chronicle

Melanie Abrantes Pairs Woodwork with Cork By Sophia Markoulakis Oakland woodworker Melanie Abrantes is determined to disrupt the notion that wood is rough, linear and unforgiving. “When I studied product design at Otis, we were exposed to several different mediums, and I fell in love with wood,” Abrantes says, referring to Otis College of Art and [more]

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