Mark Catalini earned a B.A. in Industrial Arts from Fitchburg State College in 1975 and an M.A. in Art Education from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1983. For the next 13 years he taught high school woodworking, cabinetmaking, and furniture design, eventually transitioning into self-employment as an antique dealer and restorer specializing in wicker furniture. Based in Pepperell, MA, Mark currently designs and builds furniture in the Arts and Crafts, Art Deco, and Mid-century Modern styles. His work has been featured in The New York Times and Architectural Digest. A former Studio Fellow at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Mark’s original pieces are available through Leslie Curtis Designs in Camden, ME.
Mark teaches Discovering Rattan.