Woodworking by S and S Studio

S&S Studio is a small woodworking and sculpture studio located in Cummington, Massachusetts in the Hilltowns of Western Massachusetts. Thomas Sippel is the owner and primary craftsman. The mission of the studio is to produce high quality custom furniture, cabinets, and carvings using traditional methods and contemporary designs. S&S Studio is also dedicated to providing Environmentally Friendly products for the benefit of the consumer and the health of the planet.

The furniture and cabinets presented here are primarily one-of-a-kind custom work. They are intended to offer a sampling of the possibilities available, and to inspire you as you consider commissioning a piece of your own. If you are considering having a piece of furniture made, please visit the Furniture Gallery and have a look at recently created pieces. For bookshelves, vanities or kitchens go to Custom Cabinetry. To learn more about designing your own piece or how to order one, visit the Design and Ordering section of the Contact page. When you are ready to discuss your ideas, order a piece of furniture, or request some drawings, please give a call with no obligations. Enjoy!

Meet the Artist

Tom Sippel is the owner proprietor and primary craftsman/artist of Stick and Stone Studio. He received his training at SUNY New Paltz and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He has been making furniture and cabinets professionally for 20 years, and carving and making art ever since he can remember. Tom formerly worked for Payne-Bouchier of Boston, and Tibbetts Woodworking of Windsor, Massachusetts. He is also a successful sculptor, with his stone and wood sculptures regularly presented in shows and installations around New England. A gallery of recent sculptures is a forthcoming addition to this site.

Stick and Stone Studio is located in Cummington, MA, a classic rural New England town in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains. The Studio is on the site of the former Cummington School of the Arts. It includes a 1500 square foot studio-shop, a separate carving shed, and a few summer live-work studios which are rented out to artists who need a rural retreat in which to paint, write or sculpt. It also includes the main house where Tom lives with his family. The house, also an important part of the school, was formerly the site the Cummington Press. Now it is private, and is part of the greater Potash Hill Community of the Arts.