The Craft of Box Making

John Cameron & Clark Kellogg
September 24 – October 5

Participants advance their woodworking skills by designing and building beautiful boxes. Starting with the design process, John and Clark encourage close attention to proportion, wood selection and graphics, and thoughtful detailing that conveys intimacy, authenticity, and enchantment. As the course progresses they share valuable techniques for dovetailing, frame and panel construction, making and applying shop sawn veneer (including parquetry), toolmaking and tool use, and finishing. Selection and fitting of hardware such as hinges, pulls, drawer stops, and catches are also addressed. Each student develops an individual project from drawings and mockups to finished construction, with ample one-on-one guidance from the instructors.

John Cameron designs and builds fine furniture in Gloucester, MA. Before setting out on his own, he studied with James Krenov at the College of the Redwoods from 1992-94. He has exhibited at the Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington, DC, the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH, the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA, The Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston, MA, and Pritam and Eames in East Hampton, NY, among other venues. His work has been published in books and periodicals such as With Wakened Hands (Cambium Press, 2000) and Fine Woodworking. In addition, John is a juried member of the New Hampshire Furniture Masters. His work may be seen at

Clark Kellogg is a self-employed furniture maker in Houston, TX, who exhibits nationally. He earned a B.A. in Studio Arts from the University of Virginia in 2003, following which he completed the inaugural Nine-Month Comprehensive program at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship and, later, the Fine Woodworking Program at the College of the Redwoods in Fort Bragg, California. Clark is a frequent contributor to Fine Woodworking, and his work has been published in Fine Homebuilding, American Craft, and Letter Arts Review. He exhibits nationally and, in 2010, received an Award of Merit in the biennial CraftTexas show at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Clark’s website is

Open to intermediate woodworkers.


Tuition: $1,410

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Cameron 2017 Jewelry box large formatJewelry Box by John Cameron, white oak and spalted beech (14”x10”x2¼”), 1996

 Kellogg coopered box 2017Coopered Teak Box by Clark Kellogg, teak with shop-made brass hardware (9”x4”x3½”), 2013