Every month we feature a member on our web site and promote them through our social media accounts and our newsletter.
Michaela Stone is an artist, educator and lecturer working in Rockport, Maine. She creates furniture, sculpture and lighting in steel and wood. She received her BS in studio art at Skidmore College, has completed a variety of residencies, participated in numerous exhibitions and received many awards for her work. She creates pieces which push the parameters of function by placing value on sculptural creativity while maintaining the importance of quality craftsmanship. Learn more about Michaela at https://michaelacstone.com/home.html
Don Miller is a Philadelphia based woodworker, instrument maker and educator. He holds a BA in German from the University of Kansas and an MFA in 3D Design from The University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is an Associate Professor in the Craft+ Material Studies program at The University of the Arts and inhabits his own workshop in Germantown, PA. His work questions natural material, functional form and historical technology. Learn more at his website: http://www.drmstudio.com/
Aspen Golann is a 17th & 18th century furniture maker whose work explores gender and power through the manipulation of classic American furniture forms. She holds a degree in Fine Furniture from The North Bennet Street School in Boston, MA and is currently the Wood Shop Coordinator of The Penland School of Crafts in Penland, NC. Learn more at her website: aspengolann.com.
Matthew Gramling designs and fabricates furniture in his Milwaukee, WI workshop using locally sourced, sustainable woods. Gramling is also one half of the design collaboration Persistent Object. Matthew was part of the local committee for FS19: Groundwork and organized the exhibition crawl. Learn more at his websites: matthewgramlingwoodworks.com and persistent-object.com
Heide Martin is a Maine-based designer-maker and our featured member this month! Coming from landscape architecture and urban planning in the Pacific Northwest, Heide creates furniture and housewares with simple, high quality materials and a Shaker-esque dedication to honest functionality. Learn more on her website: http://www.heidemartin.com/
Jon Billing is a Brooklyn-based maker who studied at a lutherie school in Red Wing, MN before taking on furniture making. Follow his instagram page @bigsandwoodworking to see more of his process, and you can find more of his intricate work on his website at: https://www.bigsandwoodworking.com/
Kyle Kulchar started his education in Furniture Design at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan. After two years he switched to the Functional Art/Sculpture program under Bob Marsh. In 2016 he was selected for the Penland Core Fellowship, a two-year program at the Penland School of Crafts in Penland, North Carolina.
Rachel David works primarily in steel and non ferrous metals. — “I think of furniture with a wide interpretive allowance, sometimes I call my work conceptual furniture or art furniture. I have a multi faceted practice but the angles dividing them are not crisp, furniture bleeds into sculpture and vica-versa up and upcoming architectural elements grow seats and tables.”