The faculty for the twelve-week Furniture Intensive is drawn from among the following instructors. Additional faculty may be named as opening dates draw near. Please visit the instructors’ websites for more extensive views of their work.
Aaron Fedarko is a full-time furniture designer, maker, and instructor in Rockland, ME, where he operates a group workshop. He graduated from our Nine-month Comprehensive in 2007 and subsequently participated in our Fellowship Program. Aaron also works with GreenWood and PATs Peru, two nonprofit organizations that promote sustainable forestry management skills and teach woodworking to indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon basin. To see more of Aaron’s work, visit fedarkofurniture.com.
Adrian Ferrazzutti is a self-employed furniture maker in Guelph, Ontario. He is a 1998 graduate of the Fine Woodworking Program at the College of the Redwoods, where he studied with James Krenov. Adrian has been widely published and writes for Fine Woodworking, which featured his chair on the back cover of the December 2007 issue. His video series, “Veneered Boxes with a Twist,” debuted at finewoodworking.com in 2014. The Canada Council for the Arts has awarded Adrian several grants, and he exhibits across Canada and in the U.S. Adrian's website is www.adrianferrazzutti.com.
Ray Finan is a studio furniture maker in Arlington, VT. He attended our Furniture Intensive in 2006 and three years later left a lengthy corporate career to design and make custom furniture on commission. Ray exhibits his work at juried shows throughout New England and at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show in New York, and is a juried member of the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers. His work has been published many times in Fine Woodworking, for which he also wrote the article “Triangle Table” in April 2013. His website is finanstudio.com.
Reed Hansuld is a self-employed furniture maker who works out of a cooperative workshop in Brooklyn, NY, where he builds furniture on commission, designs freelance for industry, and operates a homeware design company called Harold. He is a graduate of our Nine-month Comprehensive and has been making furniture for 13 years. Among other honors Reed has been awarded two grants from the Ontario Arts Council, a residency at the International Turning Exchange, and two finalist positions in the NICHE Awards. Reed was profiled in the December 2015 issue of American Craft and his work may be seen at reedfurnituredesign.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. 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, where he serves as an instructor, Assistant Facilities Manager, and Digital Fabrication Supervisor.
Yuri Kobayashi is a furniture maker and sculptor in Providence, RI. Born in Japan, she earned a B.A. in architectural design at Musashino Art University in Tokyo and then a certificate in woodworking from Shinrin Takumi Juku in Takayama City. She also holds an M.F.A. in furniture design from San Diego State University and currently teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design. Yuri exhibits nationally and has been awarded several competitive residencies, grants, and fellowships, including Windgate Artist-in-Residencies at SUNY Purchase in 2010, the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2011, and the International Turning Exchange in Philadelphia in 2014. Her work may be seen at yurikobayashi.com.
Austin Matheson is a self-employed, custom furniture-maker in Miami, FL, as well as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Architecture. He studied boatbuilding at the Rockport Apprenticeshop in Maine and is a graduate of the two-year furniture training program at the North Bennet St. School in Boston. Austin works primarily on commission, with a focus on historic styles of the Caribbean. His website is finehandmadefurniture.com.
Brian Reid is a 1995 honors graduate of England’s Parnham College, where he trained under John Makepeace. For many years he has divided his time between building furniture on commission and teaching at the Center. Brian’s work has been published in American Craft, Fine Woodworking, and Woodwork magazines and exhibited in galleries nationwide. He was designated a “Searchlight Artist” by the American Craft Council in 2007, received a prestigious Artist Award from the Boston Society of Arts and Crafts in 2012, and is Windgate Artist in Residence at SUNY Purchase for 2017. To see more of Brian’s work, go to brianreidfurniture.com.
Tim Rousseau divides his time between building furniture on commission in Appleton, ME, and teaching at the Center. After completing our Furniture Intensive in 1998, Tim worked in a multifaceted group shop in Hoboken, NJ, before returning to Maine to set up his own business in 2003. Since then, he has been a lead instructor for the Furniture Intensive, in addition to teaching the chair project for the Comprehensive. Tim is a frequent presenter of how-to and project videos for finewoodworking.com, and TauntonWorkshops.com, including the series “Making a Small Cabinet” and “Build an Asian-Inspired Hall Table.” His website is timothyrousseau.com.