Tom Hucker & Tim Rousseau
July 17 – August 4
In this three-week, self-directed open studio, bring a design you want to accomplish and have two icons in the world of furniture-making and woodworking-instruction guide you through. You will have preliminary consultation with the instructors about the type and scale of project you’re interested in tackling in the months leading up to class, and you have wide latitude in what you may choose to work on. It could be case work, curved works, veneered work, chairs, or whatever else you want to accomplish in the time allotted. There will be demos and lectures, but the time will primarily be devoted to one-on-one instruction and assistance as you benefit from Tom and Tim’s combined seven decades in the making/teaching fields.
Thomas Hucker is a studio furniture maker in Jersey City, NJ. He trained with fifth-generation German cabinetmaker Leonard Hilgner before studying under Jere Osgood at Boston University’s Program in Artisanry in the late-1970s. In 1990 he studied product design at Domus Academy in Milan, Italy. Tom’s work is in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum, the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. In 2016, he received the Furniture Society’s Award of Distinction. His work may be seen at thomashucker.com.
Tim Rousseau divides his time between building furniture on commission in Camden, ME, and teaching at the Center, where he is Lead Instructor for the Nine-month Comprehensive. Tim also produces 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.” After completing our Furniture Intensive in 1998, Tim worked in a multifaceted group shop in Hoboken, NJ, before returning to Maine in 2003 to set up his own business. For the next 15 years, he served as a Lead Instructor for our Furniture Intensive, taught summer Workshops, and co-taught the chair project of the Comprehensive. His website is timothyrousseau.com.
Open to seasoned intermediate and advanced students.