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 Hope, ME. He graduated from our Nine-month Comprehensive in 2007 and subsequently participated in our Fellowship Program. Aaron also works with GreenWood, a nonprofit organization that promotes sustainable forestry management and teaches woodworking skills to indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon basin and Honduras. 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 ferrazzuttifurniture.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 15 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.
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 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 and exhibited in galleries nationwide. He was designated a “Searchlight Artist” by the American Craft Council in 2007, received an Artist Award from the Boston Society of Arts and Crafts in 2012, and was Windgate Artist in Residence at SUNY Purchase for 2017. His website is brianreidfurniture.com.
Libby Schrum is a professional furniture maker in Camden, Maine. A 2001 graduate of our Furniture Intensive, she subsequently earned an M.F.A. in furniture design from Rhode Island School of Design, in 2005. Libby has exhibited at top venues such as the International Contemporary Furniture Fair and the Architectural Digest Design Show in New York, and her work has been featured in The New York Times, Fine Woodworking, and 500 Chairs (Lark Crafts, 2008). In 2010, Libby was awarded the prestigious John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship by Boston’s Society of Arts & Crafts. Her website is libbyschrumdesign.com.
David Upfill-Brown graduated from England’s Parnham College in 1981 and moved to Australia, where he creates fine furniture and teaches extensively. Public commissions include work for the parliaments of Australia, Papua New Guinea, the Marshall Islands, and the Solomon Islands. After serving as Academic Director and Principal of the Australian School of Fine Furniture he took the helm as Lead Instructor of our Nine-month Comprehensive from 2004-2009. Publications include Lark Books’ 500 Chairs (2008) and 500 Tables (2009), and numerous magazine articles. In 2013, David had a solo show at Australia’s Bungendore Woodworks and, in 2016 exhibited in the “Treecycle” show at the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney, Australia.