Embellishment classes, instructor, learn from dixie

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.

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Dixie Biggs
Instructor
how to make wood square, using wood hand tools,

Michael’s interest in furniture design evolved from his background in mechanical engineering and love of art.

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Michael Cullen
Instructor
Michael Fortune Florida School of Woodwork Faculty

Designer, maker, teacher and mentor, Michael is one of Canada’s most respected contemporary furniture masters.

 

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Michael Fortune
Instructor
Miriam Carpenter, woodworking, class

 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.

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Miriam Carpenter
Instructor
Alex grabovetskiy, Carving instructor

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.

 

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Alex Grabovetskiy
Instructor
beth ireland, build and play your instrument, learn to make strumpets

Beth is a Woodturner/Sculptor who draws upon a lifetime of professional, traditional Woodturning/Woodworking skills to explore sculpture, architecture and relational aesthetics.

 

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Beth Ireland
Instructor
Woodworking, pyrography, inlay, design

Kelly Parker, born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1967, is a designer and maker of contemporary studio furniture and sculpture.

 

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Kelly Parker
Instructor
rudy Lopez, turning teacher, lathe instructor

Rudy is both a professional turner and a professional photographer.

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Rudy Lopez
Instructor

Randy is a lifetime woodworker, author, blogger, teacher, and contributing editor for a major woodworking magazine.

 

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Randall Maxey
Instructor

A former Army satellite network coordinator, lifelong artist, inveterate tinkerer, and a serious guitar nerd.

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Andrew Knight
Shop Assistant
Arts & Craft Furniture, instructor at Florida school of woodwork

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.

Kevin Rodel
Instructor
Shop dog, sweet pup

Sally
Lazy Shop Dog Extrordinaire
Peggy Schmid, Florida school of woodwork

As a sculptor, I began working in wood during my college days and found the texture, versatility, and aroma almost hypnotic.

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Peggy Schmid
Instructor
Carl Johnson Florida School of Woodwork Instructor

Carl is a master craftsman with decades of experience. Currently, he’s exploring engineering, detail, and proportion in furniture making.

 

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Carl Johnson
Instructor
Kate Swann Florida School of Woodwork Faculty

Renowned for her exquisite textural and surface embellishment work, Kate Swann is a master craftswoman of fine wood furniture and sculptural works.

 

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Kate Swann
Founder

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