Annie Evelyn

Annie Evelyn is a furniture maker in Bakersville, NC who combines a deep background in traditional and contemporary upholstery with a studio arts practice. From 2003-2014 she upholstered and made furniture as New Colony Design, while also earning an M.F.A at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2007. Among many honors, Annie has been awarded three Windgate residencies, as well as the prestigious John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship from the Society of Arts and Crafts. She exhibits internationally, with recent shows at The Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia, PA, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in Texas, and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC. Annie has been featured on the cover of American Craft (June/July 2014) and her work is widely published. Most recently, she co-founded Crafting the Future, a collective of artists working together to provide equitable opportunities in the arts.

Annie teaches
Contemporary Upholstery


Each student upholsters a chair along the lines of this one made by a previous participant in one of Annie’s courses.