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Maine College of Art & Design

Port­land, ME

The Maine College of Art & Design (MECA&D) is located in the heart of down­town Port­land, ME, just streets away from Casco Bay. The College is cele­brat­ing 140 years this year (1882 – 2022). Matt Hutton founded the Wood­work­ing & Furni­ture Design program at MECA&D back in 2004 due to a growing inter­est in the discipline. 

Since 2004, MECA&D has grad­u­ated students each year within this disci­pline and continue to produce students that signif­i­cantly contribute to the field of craft and design. Our students have partic­i­pated in resi­den­cies and work­shops across the country and teach at univer­si­ties, schools and insti­tu­tions. In addi­tion, they have created their own busi­nesses, lead design and build compa­nies and contribute to the creative economy within so many different communities. 

We hosted a very success­ful FS confer­ence in 2012 and have had students attend the confer­ences nearly every year. MECA&D is a small, private college that has been able to remain nimble through reces­sions, pandemics and other worldly changes to remain a strong and vibrant insti­tu­tion that offers a unique faculty/​student ratio in an envi­ron­ment that is unmatched by similar and even larger institutions.

Visit The Maine College of Art & Design’s website for more infor­ma­tion about the school and it’s programs.

Learn more about the Wood­work­ing & Furni­ture Design program here

Follow them on Insta­gram — @mecaart and @meca_wood

Woodworking & Furniture Design Faculty

Matt Hutton Portrait

Matt Hutton — Program Chair & Profes­sor https://​www​.studio24b​.com/ IG studio24b

John Gardiner — Assis­tant Profes­sor & Studio Tech­ni­cian http://​www​.johnpgar​diner​.com/

Past faculty include: Jamie John­ston (Profes­sor), Reagan Furquen (Assis­tant Profes­sor), Nikki Rayburn (Assis­tant Profes­sor), and TFS Past Board Pres­i­dent Adam Manley (Assis­tant Professor)