Profile Type: Artist
Joseph Jude Brien

Joseph Jude Brien is a talented artisan with over thirty years of experience designing and creating furniture, cabinets and sculpture. He studied metalworking and woodworking in secondary school, completed a three-year apprenticeship hand-crafting Shaker furniture reproductions and earned a BFA in Industrial Design from the Rhode island School of Design. He founded Made on Earth Studio in 1989, the design/fabrication division, and Lost Art Workshops, the education division, shortly thereafter. Mr. Brien is equally skilled at creating an heirloom-quality piece of furniture for you, or in patiently and expertly teaching you how to build it yourself.

See images of Mr.Brien's personal art work, below. Visit his Creative Ground "Lost Art Workshops" listing for information about educational programs.

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I Have Worked With

  • January 2015

    This is the EDUCATION division of my services. Please see Creative Ground listing and

  • January 2015

    Collaboration, fabrication - various sculpture projects

  • January 2006

    Created, consulted, collaborated and facilitated highly-detailed small-scale and monumental large-scale sculptural project in wood, stone, bronze and synthethic media with McMonte, Inc for over 25 years.

  • Artist

Contact Information

First Name: 
Job Title/Position: 
Artist, Sculptor, Woodworker
Physical Address: 
83 Todd Hill Road
West Cornwall, CT 06796
Last Name: 


Profile Type: 
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Furniture
Additional Disciplines: 
Design - Graphic
Design - Industrial
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Humanities - Science
Theater - Children's
Theater - Puppet
Visual/Crafts - Carving
Visual/Crafts - Furniture
Visual/Crafts - Leather
Visual/Crafts - Metal
Visual/Crafts - Sculpture
Visual/Crafts - Stone
Visual/Crafts - Wood / Bark
Year Founded: 
Populations Served: 
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts Criticism / Journalism
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Design Services
Manufacturing / Fabrication
Preservation / Conservation
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
CT Office of the Arts
Early American Industries Association
Society of Primitive Technology
CT Antique Machinery Association
BFA in Industrial Design from Rhode Island School of Design
Grant Awards from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Canaan Foundation, The Martha B. Porter Fund, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation...
Community Service Award from the Housatonic Valley Coalition on Substance Abuse
Innovative Design Award from the International Woodworking Fair
I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
Connecticut Teaching Artist - Connecting Roster

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Healthcare Facility
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Arts Integration - Mathematics
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
Certifications / Training: 
Higher Order Thinking Summer Institute
Fee Range Minimum: 
Fee Range Maximum: