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Joshua Enck

Joshua Enck is a sculp­tor, designer, drafts­man, and illus­tra­tor who teaches and main­tains an active studio prac­tice in Rochester, New York. He trained as an archi­tect and a furni­ture designer, receiv­ing his MFA in furni­ture design from the Rhode Island School of Design and his BSAS from the School of Archi­tec­ture at the Univer­sity of Illi­nois. He taught for ten years at RISD: drawing, three-dimen­sional design, tech­ni­cal drawing, wood­work­ing, and metal­work­ing. He has also taught wood­work­ing at the Ander­son Ranch Arts Center and drawing at the Univer­sity of Illi­nois, Williams College, and the Univer­sity of Rochester. Joshua has exhib­ited his work in solo shows at Simon Gallery, the Univer­sity of Maine Museum of Art, and Space Gallery. The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, the Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston, and the Center for Art in Wood in Philadel­phia have honored his work. Joshua recently returned from five months in India as a Fulbright Nehru Scholar, research­ing tradi­tional metal­smithing and teach­ing at the Sushant School of Design. 

Karen Ernst

Karen Ernst is a Profes­sor in the Art Depart­ment at Edin­boro Univer­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia, teach­ing Woodworking/​Furniture Design. She holds an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and has over twenty years of wood­work­ing and design expe­ri­ence. Her work has been exhib­ited across the US and is included in many private collections.

Katherine Lam

Kather­ine Lam is an inde­pen­dent designer/​builder and Chair of the Furni­ture Design Program at Cali­for­nia College of the Arts. Katherine’s prac­tice spans over twenty years of engage­ment with furni­ture and the hand­made object with focus on design and produc­tion for the Archi­tec­ture + Design market. A grad­u­ate of CCA (Wood / Furni­ture 1998) they began their career as a furni­ture maker, moved into the design world as a creative and admin­is­tra­tor, and in recent years expanded creative prac­tice with land-based works in the high desert of New Mexico. Kather­ine joined the Furni­ture Design Program faculty in 2015 bring­ing with them a balanced perspec­tive of the hand­made, design, and professional practice.