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 Studio 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.
Chairs by Aaron Fedarko, ash and bloodwood (18.5"x7"x33"), 2012
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.
Windsor Chair by Adrian Ferrazzutti, wenge, satinwood (28"x26"x30"), 2013
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
Rocking Chair No. 1 by Reed Hansuld, walnut and steel (23"x36"x42"), 2014
Demilune Table by Mark Juliana, rosewood, walnut, holly (36"x18"x30"), 2008
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, Oregon, 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 an instructor and Assistant Facilities Manager.
Lin by Yuri Kobayashi, ash (24"x24"), 2015Yuri 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 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
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 is a member of the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association and, in 2007, was designated a “Searchlight Artist” by the American Craft Council. In 2012 he received a prestigious Artist Award from the Boston Society of Arts and Crafts. To see more of Brian’s work, go to brianreidfurniture.com.
Detail of Fibonacci's Table by Brian Reid, walnut, plywood substrate, varnish (10"x20"x34"), 2012
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
Desk by Tim Rousseau, ash, lacquer (24"x40"x30"), 2014