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 PennWest/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.
Karen is currently the President of the Board of Trustees of The Furniture Society
Michael Puryear is a nationally recognized designer/furniture maker and educator practicing for more than 40 years. The Museum of Art and Design, The Mint Museum and the Peabody Essex are among the museums that have exhibited his work. His work has been published in many books including Makers: A History of American Studio Craft and Furniture with Soul: Master Woodworkers and Their Craft . His work is found in major collections most recently the Smithsonian Museum of African-American Museum of History & Culture.