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Aspen Golann

Portfolio Reviewer + Moderator

Furniture Maker + Founder, The Chairmaker's Toolbox

Aspen Golann

Aspen Golann is an artist and furniture maker specializing in the intersection of traditional practices and contemporary sculpture. She holds a degree in Fine Furniture from The North Bennet Street School in Boston and in 2020 was the recipient of the Mineck Furniture Fellowship. Aspen writes about craft & woodworking and is published in American Craft, Elle, Luxe, Architectural Digest, Fine Woodworking, and American Period Furniture. She has received fellowships from The Windgate Foundation, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Winterthur Museum, The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship and teaches at venues across the country including Haystack School, Fine Woodworking, Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, San Diego State University, The School of Woodwork, Austin School of Furniture & Design and others. In 2020 Golann founded The Chairmaker’s Toolbox: a project designed to increase equity and access in the field of chairmaking.


Early-in-career makers / first steps out of school

Making custom and spec furniture

Working for yourself

Teaching craft and woodworking (designing and teaching classes in the workshop model)

Applying for grants, scholarships, and residencies


Conference Sessions