I divide my time between building furniture at my workshop in Rockport, 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 following years I transitioned back to building furniture full-time, while annually leading the fall 12-week program along with co-teaching the chair-making component of the 9-month course.
I regard myself as much a teacher as I do furniture maker.