The Lead Instructor for the course is Tim Rousseau. For each project, Tim is joined by a co-teacher who specializes in the relevant skills. The following list is subject to change. Please visit the instructors' websites for more extensive views of their work.
Lead Instructor Tim Rousseau divides his time between building furniture on commission in Camden, ME, and teaching at the Center. He also produces 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.” After completing our Furniture Intensive in 1998, Tim worked in a multifaceted group shop in Hoboken, NJ, before returning to Maine in 2003 to set up his own business. For the next 15 years, he served as a Lead Instructor for our Furniture Intensive, taught summer Workshops, and co-taught the chair project of the Comprehensive. In 2019, Tim took over as Lead Instructor for the Comprehensive. His website is timothyrousseau.com.
Bruce Beeken is co-owner of Beeken Parsons in Shelburne VT. Beeken Parsons makes one-off household and institutional furniture and custom production seating for institutional settings such as college libraries, chapels, and refectories. Beeken Parsons also conducts research in the sustainable use of local wood, including lesser-known species and lower grades. Bruce trained at Boston University’s Program in Artisanry in the late 1970s and was one of the influential makers included in the seminal retrospective, “The Maker’s Hand – American Studio Furniture 1940-1990” at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in 2004. Bruce teaches the curvature segment of the Comprehensive and his website is beekenparsons.com.
Patrick Coughlin is a partner in Heide Martin Design Studio in Rockland, ME, a boutique furniture and housewares company that he launched with his wife in 2017. A woodworker since 2005, Patrick started as a general carpenter, then co-founded a residential design-build firm in Seattle, WA. Subsequently, he worked as a cabinetmaker and furniture maker for Ezra Howell, in Camden, ME, from 2015-17. Patrick co-teaches the Table and Drawer segment of the Comprehensive and his website is www.heidemartin.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 teaches the chair project and his website is ferrazzuttifurniture.com.
Owain Harris is a self-employed woodworker in Gonic, NH, where he builds custom furniture and cabinetry. He entered the trade as a carpenter in 1997 and hung out his shingle as a furniture maker in 2008. He is a juried member of both the League of NH Craftsmen and the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association. His work has been featured in publications such as Fine Woodworking and NH Home, and has received multiple awards, most recently in the Furniture category of the Veneer Tech Craftsman Challenge. Owain teaches machine skills and casepiece construction for the Comprehensive. His work may be seen at owainharris.com.
Beth Ireland has been a professional woodworker since 1983, specializing in turning and sculpture. She holds an M.F.A. from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and her work has been widely exhibited and published, including a 2015 profile in American Woodturner. She has also held several prestigious Windgate Fellowships and participated in the International Turning Exchange. Beth’s business encompasses everything from production runs of turned balusters, to sculpture, to one-of-a-kind stringed instruments. She is the Lead Instructor for our Turning Intensive and teaches turning for the Comprehensive. Beth lives in St. Petersburg, FL, and her website is bethireland.net.
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. Mark teaches one of our Basic Woodworking workshops, as well as the CAD and CNC segments of the Comprehensive.
Jim Macdonald creates custom guitars, furniture, art, and portraits featuring marquetry and inlay in Burnham, ME. In addition to his own projects, Jim collaborates with luthiers and furniture makers as a marquetry specialist. His work has been commissioned by Gibson Guitar's Custom Shop and Hinckley Yachts. In 2018, his Allman Brothers tribute guitar entered the collection of their Big House Museum in Macon, GA. His Turandot Cabinet appeared in the "Current Work" section of Fine Woodworking (June, 2001). Jim teaches marquetry for the Comprehensive. His website is jmacwooddesign.com.
Leith MacDonald is an artist working in multiple media, including printmaking, drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and photography. Based in Rockland, ME, he is represented by the Lupine Gallery on Monhegan Island. Leith is a curator at the Wyeth Study Center and, through his company, MacDonald Art Services, has worked hands-on to preserve Bernard Langlais' large outdoor wood sculptures. He is also the founding director of the Ellis-Beauregard high school curatorial program. Leith teaches drawing for the Comprehensive. His web site is macdonaldartservices.com.
Adam Rogers is an award-winning furniture designer in Portland, ME. Honors include Best of Neocon, Interior Design’s Best of Year, and the Chicago Athenaeum Museum's Good Design Award, among others. Adam’s work has been featured widely in publications such as Metropolis, Architectural Digest, Dwell, and Interior Design. Prior to founding Adam Rogers Studio in 2017, he was Director of Design & Product Development at Thos. Moser. More recently, he has served as visiting professor at the School for American Crafts at RIT and the Maine College of Art. Adam’s website is adamrogers-studio.com.
Valdemar Skov is a woodcarver, furniture maker, and engraver, specializing in ornamental carving for furniture and architectural details, as well as hand-engraving clock dials, fine tools, and jewelry. A woodworker since 1986, and self-employed since 1990, Valdemar has been formally recognized for his work by the Maine State Legislature and has been featured in numerous articles, including a profile in This Old House magazine. Valdemar works out of his studio in Waldoboro, ME, and teaches carving for the Comprehensive. His website is skovwoodcarvingengraving.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.