Dixie Biggs has been a full-time studio woodturner/artist since 1989. She grew up with a love of carving and a fascination for working in wood. Her interest in woodturning began in 1979 when she taught herself to use a wood lathe so she could duplicate a chess set her grandfather had made. Having a biological background and a love of gardening, much of her work incorporates a botanical theme. She is best known for her meticulously carved “leaf wrapped” vessels. She has had an extensive show career and exhibited her work in such notable venues as the Smithsonian Craft Show, the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, and del Mano Gallery. Her work is in many public and private collections worldwide. She continues to share her techniques and knowledge at regional, national and international symposiums, numerous woodturning clubs and craft schools around the country.
Designer, maker, teacher and mentor, Michael is one of Canada’s most respected contemporary furniture masters.
Miriam Carpenter began her career designing furniture alongside Mira Nakashima for more than seven years upon graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006.
Michael’s interest in furniture design evolved from his background in mechanical engineering and love of art.
Alexander Grabovetskiy was recognized as the 2012 International Wood Carver of the year, and his piece Wall Decoration was awarded first place. His work utilizes the same approaches used for centuries by master woodcarvers, including techniques employed by Grinding Gibbons.
Carl is a master craftsman with decades of experience. Currently, he’s exploring engineering, detail, and proportion in furniture making.
Beth is a Woodturner/Sculptor who draws upon a lifetime of professional, traditional Woodturning/Woodworking skills to explore sculpture, architecture and relational aesthetics.
A former Army satellite network coordinator, lifelong artist, inveterate tinkerer, and a serious guitar nerd.
Rudy is both a professional turner and a professional photographer.
Randy is a lifetime woodworker, author, blogger, teacher, and contributing editor for a major woodworking magazine.
Kelly Parker, born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1967, is a designer and maker of contemporary studio furniture and sculpture.
Kevin Rodel has been designing handmade custom furniture in Maine since 1986. The foundations of his designs are: architecture, Asian design and the International Arts and Crafts Movement.
He is co-author of the the book, Arts and Crafts Furniture; from Classic to Contemporary, and occasionally writes for Fine Woodworking magazine.
Renowned for her exquisite textural and surface embellishment work, Kate Swann is a master craftswoman of fine wood furniture and sculptural works.