Profile of Emily Bunker

Emily Bunker works as a builder with a focus on fine woodworking, community design education, and material research. She has worked in a range of woodshops including Michael Hurwitz, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and a five year stint as a Project Manager at Staack Moore Woodworking. Her strong interest in land art and material research led her to make work as an artist-in-residence at several programs including the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture/Taliesin West, Art Farm and CAC Troy. Her projects have been featured in SP Weather Station, Conflux Festival 2012, and Fairmount Park Conservancy’s recent “Meadow Mansions” among others. After earning her BFA at the University of Delaware she has continued her education through self-directed projects and workshops including Corzo Center, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Center for Art in Wood, and a shoemaking intensive at Velo by Zin in Barcelona, Spain. In 2016 she organized and facilitated #Craftswomen, a panel discussion at the National Furniture Society Conference, which led to a project she is currently developing with the support of a grant from the Leeway Foundation. Emily is presently teaching design/build workshops through Tiny WPA and maintains her own independent projects in a shop shared with Michelle Lipson Woodworking. She lives in Philadelphia and maintains a strong connection to her family’s tree farm in Western New York where she hikes and occasionally harvests wood for projects. Contact her at