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 an independent furniture designer/maker in Hope, ME. In 2007, after 16 years in the corporate world, he completed our Nine-month Comprehensive, participated in our Fellowship program, and set up shop as a furniture maker. In addition to ongoing commission work, Aaron has taught at CFC since 2008 and has served as a Lead Instructor for the Furniture Intensive for the past 8 years. He is also an Artisan Mentor for Greenwood, a nonprofit organization that teaches sustainable forest management to rural communities in Latin American. 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.
Reed Hansuld is a self-employed furniture maker who works out of a cooperative shop in Brooklyn, NY, where he builds furniture on commission and designs freelance for industry. A 2009 graduate of our Nine-month Comprehensive, Reed has been awarded Windgate residencies at the International Turning Exchange and San Diego State University, two grants from the Ontario Arts Council, and two finalist NICHE Awards. In 2019, Reed’s then company, 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.
Owain Harris is a self-taught woodworker who operates a one-person studio in Gonic, NH, where he builds custom furniture and cabinetry. He began his career in wood as a framing carpenter, in 1997, and worked as both a finish carpenter and remodeler before going fulltime as a cabinetmaker, in 2008. Owain is a juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen and the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association. His work has received multiple awards, including a Pinnacle Award from the International Society of Furniture Designers and the Veneertech Craftsman Challenge Award in the furniture category. Owain has been featured in numerous publications, including Fine Woodworking and NH Home Magazine. He teaches machine skills for the Comprehensive and his work may be seen at owainharris.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. He is also the inventor of the EZtension bandsaw tension gauge, which he markets world-wide. Mark teaches one of our Basic Woodworking workshops, plus the CAD and CNC segments of the Comprehensive.
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. 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, was the Windgate Artist in Residence at SUNY Purchase for 2017, and was awarded a Maine Artist Fellowship in 2018. To see more of Brian’s work, gp to 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. She teaches case piece construction for the Furniture Intensive, as well as Basic Woodworking for the Comprehensive, and other CFC courses. Her website is libbyschrumdesign.com.
Chelsea Witt is an artist, woodworker, furniture maker, and illustrator in mid-coast Maine. After graduating from the University of South Florida with a BFA, they took our Furniture Intensive in 2018, served as an Intensive Assistant, and worked for and studied with artist/makers such as Alexis Dold, Tyler Hays, Christina Boy, Aaron Fedarko, Tim Rousseau, and David Upfill-Brown. Since 2019, Chelsea has been working for the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship as our Facilities Assistant. Their website is chelseacarinawitt.com.