Each week we feature a member on our website and promote them through our social media accounts and weekly emails.
Justin R. Cockrell (they/them) is a craft artist, printmaker, and storyteller from Columbus, Ohio, currently living, learning, and making in Richmond, Virginia. Their practice is rooted in the objects and materials related to the concept of“home” and explores ways that queerness, grief, and race can shape domestic space.
Nucharin Wangphongsawasd (aka Nucharin with the long last name) is an Artist and Woodworker based in Bangkok, Thailand. She has a background in Industrial Design. She pursued her graduate studies in Woodworking & Furniture Design at the School for American Crafts at RIT. Her works are inspired by repetitive patterns from nature and manmade objects, driven by an exploration of forms in the creation of each piece.
Jan Rybczynski (Yawn Rib-chin-ski) is a multidisciplinary artist and designer from Boulder, Colorado. This past spring he graduated with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Furniture Design and a concentration in Nature, Culture, and Sustainability Studies. He is currently working as a Student Trustee with the Furniture Society!
Graham David Johnston is a craftsperson, educator, and designer based in Savannah, Ga. He specializes in technical woodworking, historic preservation and teaching the fundamentals of furniture making. After graduation Graham hopes to find a career that allows him to gain more experience educating new woodworkers, as well as continuing to explore his craft.
Kailee Bosch is from Fort Collins, Colorado. She has a BFA in Sculpture and Pottery from Colorado State University. Her work stems from her background in woodturning, growing up in her father’s shop, and has evolved to include a variety of materials and processes. Kailee is interested in and blending traditional craft practices with digital fabrication, making both functional objects and speculative designs.
For the third year in a row, the Vermont Woodworking School recognizes the importance of their students belonging to a community and organization that supports the field in which they have chosen to study and create a potential career for themselves. We are thrilled to feature and highlight their 4th-semester students this week.
For the third year in a row, the Vermont Woodworking School recognizes the importance of their students belonging to a community and organization that supports the field in which they have chosen to study and create a potential career for themselves. We are thrilled to feature and highlight their 3rd-semester student this week.
For the third year in a row, the Vermont Woodworking School recognizes the importance of their students belonging to a community and organization that supports the field in which they have chosen to study and create a potential career for themselves. We are thrilled to feature and highlight these 2nd-semester students this week.
Adam John Manley is assistant professor of Furniture Design and Woodworking at SDSU. Adam has exhibited both nationally and internationally, is the past president of the board of the Furniture Society, and is co-founder, along with colleague Kerianne Quick, of the contemporary craft zine/journal, CRAFT DESERT.
Michelle Foran is an artist and furniture maker born in Toronto, Canada. She received a B.F.A. from the Ontario College of Art and Design University and is currently undergoing a second undergraduate degree in furniture design at Sheridan College in Oakville, Canada. She is presently the 3D floating intern at Anderson Ranch in Colorado, assisting in the wood and furniture, sculpture, and digital fabrication studio workshops.
Norman Pirollo is a furniture designer + maker and woodworking educator based in Ottawa, Ontario. His furniture studio combines both hand and power tools with an emphasis on hand tools. The aesthetic he prefers is a contemporary one of clean, simple lines with honest workmanship. The furniture
designs evolve from a series of sketches and drawings with a final rendering that closely resembles the furniture piece.
Grant Stuart’s interest in constructing and deconstructing things led him to woodworking. His dedication to the craft kicked off in high school in a tiny closet in his parent’s backyard. To further his understanding and love of the craft, he attended a summer at the Krenov School of Fine Woodworking. While there, he learned about the Appalachian Center for Craft, where he now attends classes with Annie Evelyn seeking a BFA.
Emma Senft is an artist and woodworker based in Montréal, QC and Madison, WI. She creates furniture and sculpture using wood, textile and decontextualized construction materials. Emma has been a studio fellow at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, an Artist-in-Residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center and has exhibited at galleries across the U.S. and Canada. She is currently completing her MFA at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Amanda Yoder was born and raised in a small town outside of Raleigh, NC to a family of DIYers. After studying musical theatre at East Carolina University, she moved to NYC to continue pursuing a career in the performing arts. She has since moved back to NC where she started a small urban farm and studying furniture making and design at Haywood Community College.