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), The Woodworker’s Guide to Hand Tools (Taunton Press, 1998), and Why We Make Things and Why It Matters (David R. Godine, 2013). Prior to founding the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in 1993, Peter spent six years as Program Director at Colorado’s Anderson Ranch Arts Center and four years as adjunct Associate Professor at Drexel University in Philadelphia. 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.”
To see a short documentary about Peter Korn, made by British filmmaker Ben Spilling, click here.
Teresa Audet is an artist and furniture maker in Minneapolis, MN. She holds a B.F.A. in Furniture Design from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and studied at the Mount Fuji School of Fine Woodworking in Yamanashi, Japan. Her exhibitions include the 2019 group show “Making a Seat at the Table: Women Transform Woodworking,” presented at Philadelphia’s Center for Art in Wood. She received a 2019 Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, has been awarded artist residencies nationwide, and serves as the Arts and Program Manager for the Minneapolis Art Lending Library. Her website is teresaaudet.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 Fellow and, in August of that year, joined our staff, where he now serves as Facilities Manager and instructor. In addition to this Basic Woodworking course, he also teaches the CAD and CNC segments for the Nine-month Comprehensive.
Adam Lucks is a self-employed custom furniture maker and serial entrepreneur who lives near Madison, WI. A 2018 graduate of our Furniture Intensive, he primarily makes one-off pieces on commission. Adam’s website is www.lucksfurniture.com.
Ken Stahl builds custom one-off furniture for private clients in St. Louis, MO. He opened Stahl Furniture Makers in 2015, two years after graduating from our Furniture Intensive and subsequently working in the shops of St. Louis furniture makers John Demott and Goebel & Co. To see more of Ken’s work, visit www.stahlfurnituremakers.com.
Michaela Crie Stone is an artist and designer in Rockport, Maine. After receiving a B.A. in sculpture and painting from Skidmore College, she attended the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, first as a student, then as a Fellow. Her work has been shown nationally and received numerous accolades, including grants from the Chenven Foundation, the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation, the Society of Arts and Crafts, the Maine Arts Commission, and the Furniture Society. She has also participated in esteemed artist-in-residencies, including those at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado and San Diego State University. For more information, visit www.michaelacstone.com.
Chelsea Witt is a woodworker, furniture maker, sculptor, and illustrator in Rockport, ME. Chelsea graduated from our Furniture Intensive in 2018, served as an Intensive Assistant, and is currently employed as our Facilities Assistant. In 2020, in addition to teaching at CFC, Chelsea is assisting with courses at Penland School of Craft in Penland, NC, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, ME. Chelsea's website is chelseacarinawitt.com.