Matt Monaco is a professional wood turner in Springfield, MO with 20 years’ experience. He originally trained, served an apprenticeship, and then worked in production at the high-end furniture and pottery company Shackleton Thomas, in Bridgewater, VT. Matt specializes in making vessels and lidded containers for the interior design and high-end furniture markets, as well as for private collectors. He teaches turning at schools and clubs across the country and is passionate about bringing new makers into woodturning and other fine crafts. Matt is a Fine Woodworking contributor.