I divide my time between building furniture at my home work-shop in Appleton, Maine and teaching furniture-making at The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport.
After completing the Center’s twelve-week intensive program in 1998, I stayed on as workshop assistant, and then artist in residence. Upon completion of my residency I moved to a highly-regarded cooperative studio in Hoboken, New Jersey where I was able to build furniture on commission and work collaboratively with the studio’s other makers.
In 2002 I returned to Maine and took a position as the Center’s resident instructor. Over the course of the following years I transitioned back to building furniture full time, and into annually leading the fall 12-week program along with co-teaching the chair-making component of the 9-month course at the Center.
I regard myself as much a teacher as I do furniture maker.