The faculty for the twelve-week Furniture Intensive is drawn from among the following instructors. Additional faculty may be named as opening dates draw near. Please visit the instructors’ websites for more extensive views of their work.
Aaron Fedarko is a full-time furniture designer, maker, and instructor in Rockland, ME, where he operates a group workshop. He graduated from our Nine-month Comprehensive in 2007 and subsequently participated in our Fellowship Program. Aaron also works with GreenWood and PATs Peru, two nonprofit organizations that promote sustainable forestry management skills and teach woodworking to indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon basin. To see more of Aaron’s work, visit fedarkofurniture.com.
Adrian Ferrazzutti is a self-employed furniture maker in Guelph, Ontario. He is a 1998 graduate of the Fine Woodworking Program at the College of the Redwoods, where he studied with James Krenov. Adrian has been widely published and writes for Fine Woodworking, which featured his chair on the back cover of the December 2007 issue. His video series, “Veneered Boxes with a Twist,” debuted at finewoodworking.com in 2014. The Canada Council for the Arts has awarded Adrian several grants, and he exhibits across Canada and in the U.S. Adrian's website is www.adrianferrazzutti.com.
Ray Finan is a studio furniture maker in Arlington, VT. He attended our Furniture Intensive in 2006 and three years later left a lengthy corporate career to design and make custom furniture on commission. Ray exhibits his work at juried shows and galleries throughout New England, and is a juried member of the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers. His work has been published many times in Fine Woodworking, for which he also wrote the articles "A Classic Spin on Curved Aprons" in December 2017 and "Triangle Table” in April 2013. His website is finanstudio.com.
David Haig is one of New Zealand's leading furniture makers, with over 30 years' professional experience and an international clientele. His award-winning work is characterized by graceful use of steam-bent, curvilinear forms. David writes for Australian Wood Review, has taught frequently at the Perth Woodschool in Australia, and has helped to develop and run the full-time program at the Centre for Fine Woodworking in New Zealand. His website is davidhaig.co.nz.
Mark Juliana left the world of high tech in 2007 to explore more meaningful work and graduated from our Nine-month Comprehensive in 2008. He returned to Ashland, OR, where he set up a workshop and began to teach locally. In 2011, Mark returned to the Center as a Studio Fellow and in August of that year he joined our staff, where he serves as an instructor, Assistant Facilities Manager, and Digital Fabrication Supervisor.
Brian Reid is a 1995 honors graduate of England’s Parnham College, where he trained under John Makepeace. For many years he has divided his time between building furniture on commission and teaching at the Center. Brian’s work has been published in American Craft, Fine Woodworking, and Woodwork magazines, and exhibited in galleries nationwide. In 2017, he was a Windgate Artist in Residence at SUNY Purchase. He received a prestigious Artist Award from Boston’s Society of Arts and Crafts in 2012 and was an inaugural American Craft Council “Searchlight Artist” in 2007. His website is brianreidfurniture.com.
Tim Rousseau divides his time between building furniture on commission in Appleton, ME, and teaching at the Center. After completing our Furniture Intensive in 1998, Tim worked in a multifaceted group shop in Hoboken, NJ, before returning to Maine to set up his own business in 2003. Since then, he has been a lead instructor for the Furniture Intensive, in addition to teaching the chair project for the Comprehensive. Tim is a frequent presenter of how-to and project videos for finewoodworking.com, and TauntonWorkshops.com, including the series “Making a Small Cabinet” and “Build an Asian-Inspired Hall Table.” His website is timothyrousseau.com.
David Upfill-Brown graduated from England’s Parnham College in 1981 and moved to Australia, where he creates fine furniture and teaches extensively. Public commissions include work for the parliaments of Australia, Papua New Guinea, the Marshall Islands, and the Solomon Islands. After serving as Academic Director and Principal of the Australian School of Fine Furniture, he took the helm as Lead Instructor of our Nine-month Comprehensive from 2004-2009. Publications include Lark Books’ 500 Chairs (2008) and 500 Tables (2009), and numerous magazine articles. In 2013, David had a solo show at Australia’s Bungendore Woodworks and, in 2016, exhibited in the “Treecycle” show at the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney, Australia. His website is www.davidupfillbrown.com.