Beth Ireland earned her undergraduate degree from the State University College at Buffalo, and an MFA in sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has been running her company, Beth Ireland Woodworking since 1983. Her business provides woodworking with a specialization in architectural and artistic woodturning. Ireland has been involved in a traveling art/craft project entitled Turning Around America since 2010 and an instrument making project called, strumfactory.com, since 2016, and has received three Windgate fellowships. Beth lives and works in Saint Petersburg, Florida.