Press

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Maggie Jo Design: From Student To Furniture Designer

February 23, 2021

"To hear Maggie Jo tell the story of how she tripped upon furniture design as a career is truly inspirational, and might even remind you a bit of some of the most creative people you know."

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‘Handmade for Home’ Exhibit Reveals Wisconsin’s Legacy in Craft and Design

April 23, 2019

"Maggie Jo Sanderson offers a skewed contemporary take on the traditional mid-century school desk. Her wonderful interpretation of the old standard is designed for today’s electrified students"

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Design Emphasis highlights student work at IWF

October 24, 2018

"The competition featured advanced level designs in four categories. There were 34 finalists, led by Sanderson’s Modern School Desk"

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Against the Grain

Spring 2019

An interview with Maggie Jo Sanderson by MOWA Director of Communications and Marketing Jessica Wildes

"A senior at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD), Maggie Jo Sanderson has already made an international debut in the woodworking industry—winning Best of Show at the 2018 International Woodworking Fair (IWF). She aspires to create sustainable, timeless, accessible, and beautiful designs that challenge others to think differently."

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Wood You Believe It: MIAD's Most Talented Furniture Makers

December 23, 2019

"Recently she was commissioned to enter another piece of furniture, her Conversation Chair, in the MOWA permanent collection"

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SANDERSON EARNS
BEST IN SHOW AT
INTERNATIONAL
WOODWORKING FAIR

December 14, 2018

"Sanderson’s ingenuity earned her Best in Show in last summer’s International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta, Ga"

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MIAD FURNITURE DESIGN STUDENT WINS BEST IN SHOW AT INTERNATIONAL WOODWORKING FAIR

September  18, 2018

"Out of 30,000 people attending the multi-day fair, several have since contacted Sanderson"

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Wisconsin makers featured in home exhibit

August 21, 2019

"The exhibit featured furniture makers Reid Eric Anderson, Patrick Burke, Tom Loeser, Charles Radtke, and Randy Sahli. Maggie Jo Sanderson, a senior at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, won the exhibit’s newcomer award for a sleek contemporary desk design."

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Home Is Where the Art Is

April 10, 2019

"In addition to Charles RadtkeTom LoeserJeffrey ClancyPatrick Burke, and Dona Look, the exhibit also showcases a piece by newcomer to the art world, MIAD senior Maggie Jo Sanderson"

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Handmade for Home: The Craft of Contemporary Design

May 19, 2019

"Maggie Jo Sanderson takes the newcomer award for her sleek contemporary desk design"

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The Craft of Contemporary Design

March 26, 2019

"Handmade for Home at the Museuem of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) features the work of nearly thirty of Wisconsin’s top contemporary artists and designers who create sophisticated, functional objects for the home"