Meet Kelly Harris

March 2024 – With hopes of making a career in woodworking, Kelly Harris first came to the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in 2014 for an immersive and guided experience in woodworking and design in the twelve-week Furniture Intensive. “I wanted to learn as much as possible, become comfortable in a shop working with hand tools…

Meet Maurice VanderLinden

February 2024 – An aerospace engineer by trade, Maurice VanderLinden left the corporate world in 2017, to dedicate more time to personal interests such as woodworking. Maurice began with a one-year furniture program at Williams & Cleal in England. He now has a small workshop called Tiglio Artisan (@tiglioartisan) based in Naples, Italy. In 2019,…

Meet Allison Samuels

January 2024 – With no formal training and a day job at a residential cabinet shop, Allison Samuels (she/they) came to CFC for a two-week Casework and Tambour Door workshop in 2017, to increase their skills and confidence as a designer, maker, and teacher. “While there are similarities between solid casework and residential cabinetry, there…

Meet Hoh Kim

December 2023 – Before starting his artistic career, Hoh Kim spent more than 20 years in the executive coaching and consulting industry. His introduction to CFC was in 2016, when he read Peter Korn’s book: Why We Make Things and Why It Matters, which led him to want to experience CFC’s teaching philosophy and educational…

Meet Michael Danchak

November 2023 – Michael Danchak has been taking woodworking workshops for most of his adult life. The content of the courses varied from different specialties in woodworking, to finishing courses with Teri Masaschi. “Finishing is still one of my favorite things, which is a bit unusual for woodworkers.” In 2006, Michael decided to retire from…

Meet Karina Steele

October 2023 – After taking a two week course in furniture making at the California College of Art, Karina Steele fell in love with the design process in combination with the hands-on qualities of woodworking. Looking to further her skills, Karina attended the Furniture Intensive in 2011, followed by a three month fellowship, then the…

Meet Brendan Yi Fu Tay

September 2023 – After graduating with a degree in Film and Chinese from Vassar College in 2004, Brendan Yi Fu Tay spent many years seeking the perfect creative outlet. “I started out in documentary film, moved on to feature animation, swung a hard left into boutique confectionary, technologies education, and of course, space suit fabrication.…

Meet Christina Vincent

August 2023 – Christina Vincent is the owner, designer, and maker of Christina M Vincent fine woodworking in North Haven, Maine, where she hand crafts each piece of furniture and artwork in her island-based wood studio. Prior to moving to North Haven, Christina was an interior designer with a degree in art and design. She…

Meet Bobby Sukrachand

July 2023 – In 2012, Bobby Sukrachand took the summer twelve-week Furniture Intensive to establish a baseline of knowledge so he could pursue furniture-making full time. “I think it’s important to develop your own language as a furniture maker, not just as a designer but also in terms of construction methods. And I think the only…

Meet Susan St John

June 2023 – In 2022, Susan St. John attended a Letter Carving workshop at CFC. “Letter carving requires me to slow down, to attend completely to each minute detail of wood, of sharpening stone, of chisel, of letter. It is a process which cannot be forced: I am learning from the inside.” In early 2023,…