Presenting the January / February CMS Artist in Residence...

Originally published at: Presenting the January / February CMS Artist in Residence… – The Claremont MakerSpace



The Claremont Makerspace, with support from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, is proud to announce the January / February Artist in Residence, Eric Diven. Eric is a graduate of The Furniture Institute of Massachusetts and operates his own custom furniture company, Long Walk Woodworking.


“The Artist in Residence program provides an opportunity to showcase the versatility of CMS and the creativity of our local community of makers. Eric will be able to access education, 21st century tools and an enthusiastic network of creative people during his residency. With our recent shift to virtual learning, Eric will be teaching a class that will be free and open to the community,” states Brendan Dangelo, Director of Education and Workforce Development at the Claremont Makerspace.


During Diven’s Artist in Residency, he will commit to creating a project using CMS tools, education and resources. “As an Artist in Residence at CMS, I look forward to the opportunity to explore aspects and styles of woodworking for future client pieces.” Diven will use his Artist in Residency time at the Claremont Makerspace as a “chance to develop a sculptural lighting piece. I’m looking forward to mixing wood and lighting again and experimenting with some of the possibilities opened up by the facilities at CMS.”


The Claremont MakerSpace (CMS) Artist In Residence Program is designed to empower New Hampshire and Vermont based artists with tools, training and space to create compelling new work. Each CMS Artist In Residence receives $800 towards the creation of new work at the CMS, two months of Unlimited CMS Membership, a dedicated studio space at the CMS, and training to use new tools. Each residency runs for two months, with the second of five residencies commencing in January 2021. Applications for the third residency must be submitted by 2/15/21. Artists/makers in all mediums are welcome to apply.

TwinState MakerSpaces, Inc. and the CMS Artist In Residence Program is supported in part by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

To learn about the CMS Artist in Residency program and how to apply, please click here.

Questions about upcoming classes, events or the Claremont MakerSpace in general? Let us know at

Happy Makin,’

The Claremont MakerSpace Team