Roycroft Artisans’ Schoolhouse Gallery1054 Olean Road,
East Aurora, NY 14052 (716) 655-4080
Housed in a Circa 1950 Schoolhouse, the School House Gallery and adjacent woodworking studios provide you with a unique opportunity to see the craftmanship and working methods of four Roycroft Master Artisans – Thomas Pafk, Jack Bartlett, Ben Little, Jr. and Tom Harris. Between them they have over a century of experience in the field. The custom-made tables, mirrors, frames, lamps, bookcases and cabinetry they create in the Craftsman style are all done using traditional furniture techniques and methods. Following Roycroft founder Elbert Hubbard’s philosophy of making furniture “the very best we can,” their work reflects a dedication to the craft, respect for their materials and a love of the work of a skilled artisan. These artisans have done commissioned work for such notable clients as the Frank Lloyd Wright Conservancy, Hammersmith Collections, Grove Park Inn and the National Parks Service.Hours vary seasonally, call to confirm.