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 Hope, ME. He graduated from our Nine-month Comprehensive in 2007 and subsequently participated in our Fellowship program. Aaron also works with GreenWood, a nonprofit organization that promotes sustainable forestry management and teaches woodworking skills to indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon basin and Honduras. 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 ferrazzuttifurniture.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. Most recently, his Folium 3 chair took first prize at the 2018 AWR Studio Furniture exhibition in Australia. David’s website is davidhaig.co.nz.
Reed Hansuld is a self-employed furniture maker who works out of a cooperative shop in Brooklyn, NY, where he builds furniture on commission, designs freelance for industry, and operates a homeware design company called Harold. A 2009 graduate of our Nine-month Comprehensive, Reed has been awarded two grants from the Ontario Arts Council, a residency at the International Turning Exchange, and two finalist NICHE Awards. Also, in 2019 Harold earned a Rising Talent Award at the Maison & Objet trade fair in Paris. Reed was profiled in the December 2015 issue of American Craft. His website is reedfurnituredesign.com.
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 Fellow and, in August of that year, joined our staff, where he now serves as Facilities Manager and instructor. In addition to this Basic Woodworking course, he also teaches the CAD and CNC segments for the Nine-month Comprehensive.
Brian Reid is a 1995 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 and exhibited in galleries nationwide. He was designated a “Searchlight Artist” by the American Craft Council in 2007, received an Artist Award from the Boston Society of Arts and Crafts in 2012, and was Windgate Artist in Residence at SUNY Purchase for 2017. His website is brianreidfurniture.com.
Libby Schrum is a professional furniture maker in Camden, Maine. A 2001 graduate of our Furniture Intensive, she subsequently earned an M.F.A. in furniture design from Rhode Island School of Design, in 2005. Libby has exhibited at top venues such as the International Contemporary Furniture Fair and the Architectural Digest Design Show in New York, and her work has been featured in The New York Times, Fine Woodworking, and 500 Chairs (Lark Crafts, 2008). In 2010, Libby was awarded the prestigious John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship by Boston’s Society of Arts & Crafts. Her website is libbyschrumdesign.com.
David Upfill-Brown set out in Southern Africa as a sculptor working stone and wood. He graduated from England’s Parnham House furniture program in 1981 and moved to Australia, where he has since taught and created fine furniture over four decades. Significant commissions include the Speaker’s chair at New Parliament House and parliamentary furnishings for several Pacific nations. After serving as academic director and principal of the Australian School of Fine Furniture, he took the helm as lead instructor for our Nine-Month Comprehensive from 2004-2009. Currently, David divides his time between teaching in three countries and making furniture for production and exhibition. His website is davidupfillbrown.com.