Instructors

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Dixie Biggs
Instructor
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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Miriam Carpenter
Instructor
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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Tim Coleman
Instructor
Tim Coleman has been making custom furniture for 25 years since apprenticing in Seattle with Curt Minier and studying at the College of the Redwoods under James Krenov in the 1980s.
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Michael Cullen
Instructor
Michael’s interest in furniture design evolved from his background in mechanical engineering and love of art.
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Michael Fortune
Instructor
Designer, maker, teacher and mentor, Michael is one of Canada’s most respected contemporary furniture masters.
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Mark Gardner
Instructor
Alex Grabovetskiy
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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Beth Ireland
Instructor
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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Rudy Lopez
Instructor
Rudy is both a professional turner and a professional photographer.
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Randy Maxey
Instructor
Randy is a lifetime woodworker, author, blogger, teacher, and contributing editor for a major woodworking magazine.
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Kelly Parker
Instructor
Kelly Parker, born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1967, is a designer and maker of contemporary studio furniture and sculpture.
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Kevin Rodell
Instructor
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.
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Peggy Schmid
Instructor
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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Michaela Stone
Founder
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
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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