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 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 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.