Peter Korn, the Center’s Executive Director, has been a furniture maker since 1974. He is the author of Woodworking Basics: Mastering the Essentials of Craftsmanship (Taunton Press, 2003) and The Woodworker’s Guide to Hand Tools (Taunton Press, 1998), and Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman, (David R. Godine, 2013). Prior to founding the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in 1992, Peter spent six years as Program Director at Colorado’s Anderson Ranch Arts Center and four years as adjunct Associate Professor at Drexel University. His award-winning furniture has been exhibited nationally in galleries and museums.
Peter’s approach to woodworking calls for a balance between traditional hand skills and effective machine use. “Craftsmanship,” says Peter, “is more than a set of skills; through the process of creating an object, we transform ourselves.”
Jonathan Brower builds custom furniture for architects, designers, and private clients from his workshop in Pascoag, RI. He holds a BFA in painting from Syracuse University and taught drawing at Syracuse's Art and Design School before gravitating into woodworking. Following employment in custom cabinetry and furniture shops in New York and North Carolina, Jonathan took our Twelve-week Intensive in 2011. His website is jonathanbrower.com.
Erik Curtis has been a self-employed furniture maker in Poughkeepsie, NY since graduating from our Nine-month Comprehensive in May, 2013. To learn more about his furniture, visit his website at encurtis.com.
Owain Harris is a self-taught, self-employed woodworker in Deerfield, NH, where he builds custom furniture, cabinetry, and architectural woodwork. He entered the trade as a carpenter in 1997 and hung out his shingle as a cabinetmaker in 2008. Over the past four years he has twice been awarded “Best in Show” at the Providence Fine Furnishings Show and has been juried in to the League of NH Craftsmen. His work may be seen at harriscabinetmaker.com.
Mark Juliana left the world of high tech in 2007 to explore more meaningful work and graduated from our Nine-month Comprehensive in 2008. After assisting in our summer workshops he returned to Ashland, OR, where he set up a workshop and began to teach locally. In 2011 Mark returned to the Center as a Studio Fellow and in August of that year he joined our staff as Assistant Facilities Manager.
Craig Satterlee builds furniture on commission in his Marietta, Georgia workshop. He also offers private instruction and has taught extensively in the Atlanta area, including courses at the local Woodcraft store and the former Dogwood Institute of Fine Woodworking. Craig has been making furniture for twenty-nine years, following an early retirement from corporate healthcare. He is a graduate of the Twelve-week Intensive and has taught at the Center for the past sixteen years.